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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 558 export by value totaled $39.21 million for the month of October, $193.16 million through October of 2018, and $275.77 million for all of 2017, 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$61.22 M
2Ukraine$24.34 M
3Spain$23.31 M
4France$18.77 M
5Canada$16.42 M
6Belgium$11.66 M
7Russia$8.76 M
8Mexico$8.08 M
9Romania$3.28 M
10Israel$2.63 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $193.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $68,347,267
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $53,801,548
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $14,539,053
4Port of Virginia $12,734,834
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $6,433,136
6Port of New York $5,823,051
7Port of Charleston $4,875,140
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $3,770,310
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,519,910
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,475,271

U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds increased 28.00 percent through October to $193.16 million

U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds increased 28.00 percent from $150.91 million to $193.16 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 558 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 604 for the last full year with a total value of $275.77 million, a $47.69 million, 20.91 percent increase from the 2016 total.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Austria $61,224,362
2Ukraine $24,343,605
3Spain $23,306,664
4France $18,767,382
5Canada $16,421,409
6Belgium $11,658,537
7Russia $8,764,047
8Mexico $8,075,955
9Romania $3,280,590
10Israel $2,627,621

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $41,468,365
2Houston $28,321,531
3Charleston $4,156,140
4Buffalo $3,053,888
5Norfolk $2,154,085
6Laredo $1,292,110
7New York City $1,048,906
8Pembina, N.D. $1,002,601
9Detroit $825,974
10Seattle $679,349

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 7.54 percent compared to last year to $68.35 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 391.96 percent compared to last year to $53.8 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 96.98 percent compared to last year to $14.54 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 28.87 percent compared to last year to $12.73 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 17.9 percent compared to last year to $6.43 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 increased $16.64 million, 37.33 percent, (31.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Ukraine increased $23.37 million, 2411.46 percent, (12.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Spain increased $1.84 million, 8.57 percent, (12.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France increased $12.7 million, 209.09 percent, (9.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada decreased $947,794, 5.46 percent, (8.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.58 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $144.06 million of the $193.16 million total.

All totaled, 80.69 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $155.86 million of the $193.16 million total