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

Exports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 551 export by value totaled $14.42 million for the month of August, $152.6 million through August 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
1Austria$33.73 M
2Ukraine$27.81 M
3Russia$16.9 M
4Spain$16.53 M
5France$16.46 M
6Canada$15.59 M
7Mexico$5.42 M
8Belgium$2.81 M
9Japan$2.67 M
10Italy$2.3 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $152.6 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $50,453,722
2Port of Houston $50,321,314
3Port of Virginia $11,655,728
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,650,534
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $5,533,647
6Port of New York $5,025,194
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $3,120,354
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,289,705
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $2,156,404
10Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $2,095,388

U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds increased 17.95 percent through August to $152.6 million

U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds increased 17.95 percent from $129.38 million to $152.6 million through the first eight 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 551 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 596 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Austria, No. 2 Ukraine, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 France. 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 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Austria, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Ukraine, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Belgium. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Austria $33,728,381
2Ukraine $27,807,632
3Russia $16,898,597
4Spain $16,529,317
5France $16,461,221
6Canada $15,592,454
7Mexico $5,421,788
8Belgium $2,806,292
9Japan $2,668,751
10Italy $2,304,507

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 20.86 percent compared to last year to $50.45 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 66.45 percent compared to last year to $50.32 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 10.85 percent compared to last year to $11.66 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 45.75 percent compared to last year to $6.65 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 6.08 percent compared to last year to $5.53 million.

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 Austria decreased $438,757, 1.28 percent, (22.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Ukraine increased $9.41 million, 51.16 percent, (18.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Russia increased $8.13 million, 92.82 percent, (11.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Spain decreased $2.54 million, 13.32 percent, (10.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 France increased $13.52 million, 460.19 percent, (10.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.02 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $111.43 million of the $152.6 million total.

All totaled, 81.66 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $124.61 million of the $152.6 million total