Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Tomatoes, fresh or chilled

Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, the No. 487 export by value totaled $33.79 million for the month of December, $291.72 million in 2019, and $325.05 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$283.63 M
2Mexico$2.12 M
3Japan$1.23 M
4South Korea$1.16 M
5Cayman Islands$879,785
6Bahamas$673,555
7Trinidad and Tobago$579,398
8Turks and Caicos Islands$349,133
9Aruba$195,360
10Bermuda$180,247
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U.S. exports of Tomatoes, fresh or chilled decreased 10.25 percent through December 2019 to $291.72 million

U.S. exports of Tomatoes, fresh or chilled decreased 10.25 percent from $325.05 million to $291.72 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 487 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 478 for the last full year with a total value of $325.05 million, a $8.64 million, 2.59 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Cayman Islands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $283,634,164
2Mexico $2,121,597
3Japan $1,232,961
4South Korea $1,162,175
5Cayman Islands $879,785
6Bahamas $673,555
7Trinidad and Tobago $579,398
8Turks and Caicos Islands $349,133
9Aruba $195,360
10Bermuda $180,247

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $99,334,775
2Seattle $23,093,614
3Great Falls, Mont. $14,701,939
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $6,235,385
5Buffalo $5,454,850
6Low Value Shipments $5,240,405
7Pembina, N.D. $4,276,842
8Miami $1,584,049
9Phoenix/Nogales $590,757
10Los Angeles $548,324

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 18.52 percent compared to last year to $141.84 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 6.77 percent compared to last year to $42.45 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 1.38 percent compared to last year to $28.51 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 9.81 percent compared to last year to $18.8 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.98 percent compared to last year to $13.9 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 Canada decreased $31.69 million, 10.05 percent, (97.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.66 million, 43.96 percent, (0.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $254,397, 17.1 percent, (0.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $932,815, 406.7 percent, (0.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Cayman Islands increased $271,889, 44.73 percent, (0.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.08 percent of all these Tomatoes, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $289.03 million of the $291.72 million total.

All totaled, 84.15 percent of all these Tomatoes, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $245.49 million of the $291.72 million total