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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Exports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 331 export by value totaled $22.87 million for the month of February, $96.08 million through February of 2019, and $382.39 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Ukraine$27.81 M
2Austria$23.79 M
3Russia$16.9 M
4France$11.67 M
5Spain$3.65 M
6Belgium$2.81 M
7Italy$2.3 M
8Canada$1.75 M
9Mexico$1.26 M
10Japan$1.05 M
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U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds increased 13.60 percent through February to $96.08 million

U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds increased 13.60 percent from $84.58 million to $96.08 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 331 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 353 for the last full year with a total value of $382.39 million, a $106.63 million, 38.66 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Ukraine, No. 2 Austria, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 France and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Austria, No. 2 Ukraine, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Ukraine $27,807,632
2Austria $23,792,328
3Russia $16,898,597
4France $11,670,423
5Spain $3,650,919
6Belgium $2,806,292
7Italy $2,300,547
8Canada $1,747,867
9Mexico $1,257,299
10Japan $1,045,678

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $162,015,922
2Houston $78,760,390
3Norfolk $9,215,387
4New York City $5,225,948
5Charleston $4,156,140
6Buffalo $4,126,573
7Detroit $2,998,516
8Pembina, N.D. $2,682,115
9Laredo $2,090,259
10Seattle $1,221,992

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 60.86 percent compared to last year to $45.56 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 4.06 percent compared to last year to $39.15 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 102.45 percent compared to last year to $4.36 million.
  • Port of New York rose 2.27 percent compared to last year to $1.07 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 67.37 percent compared to last year to $996,348.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Ukraine increased $9.43 million, 51.3 percent, (28.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Austria decreased $9.49 million, 28.51 percent, (24.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Russia increased $8.85 million, 110 percent, (17.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France increased $9.85 million, 540.27 percent, (12.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Spain decreased $1.27 million, 25.77 percent, (3.8 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.24 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $83.82 million of the $96.08 million total.

All totaled, 94.85 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $91.14 million of the $96.08 million total