Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 548 export by value totaled $9.05 million for the month of May, $82.61 million through May of 2020, and $299.1 million for all of 2019, 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
1France$18.46 M
2Austria$16.82 M
3Canada$10.98 M
4Ukraine$7.25 M
5Spain$7.23 M
6Italy$4.72 M
7Belgium$3.88 M
8Russia$2.28 M
9Mexico$2.16 M
10Israel$1.77 M
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U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds decreased 33.64 percent through May to $82.61 million

U.S. exports of Sunflower seeds decreased 33.64 percent from $124.49 million to $82.61 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 548 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 493 for the last full year with a total value of $299.1 million, a $83.29 million, 21.78 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Austria, No. 2 Ukraine, No. 3 France, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Ukraine, No. 2 Austria, No. 3 France, 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 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 24.62 percent compared to last year to $37.93 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 62.91 percent compared to last year to $15.06 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 22.02 percent compared to last year to $6.07 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 24.28 percent compared to last year to $3.61 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 35.15 percent compared to last year to $2.97 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 from No. 1 Austria increased $74,079, 0.08 percent, (106.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Ukraine decreased $51.98 million, 50.93 percent, (60.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 France decreased $14.73 million, 34.13 percent, (34.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Spain decreased $3.39 million, 12.83 percent, (27.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Canada increased $1.85 million, 9.8 percent, (25.13 percent market share).

All totaled, 70.32 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $210.32 million of the $299.1 million total.

All totaled, 79.46 percent of all these Sunflower seeds exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $65.64 million of the $82.61 million total