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

Exports: Vanilla Beans

Vanilla Beans, the No. 976 export by value totaled $2.53 million for the month of May, $7.56 million through May of 2020, and $24.83 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$3.37 M
2Canada$1.69 M
3Switzerland$517,000
4Japan$449,828
5United Kingdom$426,291
6Madagascar$323,445
7Germany$193,591
8Australia$109,077
9Uganda$102,000
10Taiwan$51,067
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U.S. exports of Vanilla Beans decreased 2.70 percent through May to $7.56 million

U.S. exports of Vanilla Beans decreased 2.70 percent from $7.77 million to $7.56 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 976 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1002 for the last full year with a total value of $24.83 million, a $1.96 million, 8.58 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 France, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Madagascar, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 France, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Madagascar. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y..

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 Baltimore, Md. rose 57.85 percent compared to last year to $1.34 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 37.15 percent compared to last year to $1.12 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 12.39 percent compared to last year to $1.02 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 1250.07 percent compared to last year to $845,724.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 66.84 percent compared to last year to $801,894.

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 France increased $2.5 million, 43.52 percent, (108.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Canada increased $341,038, 7.43 percent, (65.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Madagascar increased $2.01 million, 141.8 percent, (45.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Germany increased $1.18 million, 229.55 percent, (22.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Japan decreased $1.25 million, 50.7 percent, (16.04 percent market share).

All totaled, 78.57 percent of all these Vanilla Beans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $19.51 million of the $24.83 million total.

All totaled, 67.9 percent of all these Vanilla Beans exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $5.13 million of the $7.56 million total