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

Exports: Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing

Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, the No. 217 export by value totaled $69.82 million for the month of April, $358.61 million through April of 2020, and $1.07 billion 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
1Canada$79.81 M
2Mexico$50.76 M
3China$44.37 M
4The Netherlands$42.13 M
5Japan$18.47 M
6France$12.8 M
7Italy$10.46 M
8Saudi Arabia$9.56 M
9South Korea$7.58 M
10Australia$6.43 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $288.79 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $42,262,818
2San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $20,876,341
3Port of Long Beach $15,886,302
4Los Angeles International Airport $15,214,197
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $14,879,350
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $13,875,748
7Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $13,506,701
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $11,535,031
9Port of Virginia $10,618,559
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $10,172,754

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 11.87 percent through March to $288.79 million

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 11.87 percent from $327.69 million to $288.79 million through the first three 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 217 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 201 for the last full year with a total value of $1.07 billion, a $34.22 million, 3.10 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif..

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $66,128,278
2Mexico $40,170,411
3The Netherlands $38,182,629
4China $28,041,748
5Japan $15,162,889
6France $10,716,304
7Italy $8,993,848
8South Korea $6,559,230
9Saudi Arabia $6,313,740
10Australia $5,510,513

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $47,354,592
2SEATTLE, WA $38,340,588
3SAN FRANCISCO, CA $22,327,274
4NEW YORK CITY, NY $13,569,678
5LAREDO, TX $11,880,378
6NORFOLK, VA $11,077,284
7NOGALES, AZ $10,928,184
8SAN DIEGO, CA $9,166,854
9HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $8,580,270
10ANCHORAGE, AK $8,212,804

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 0.71 percent compared to last year to $42.26 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 24.88 percent compared to last year to $20.88 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 14.59 percent compared to last year to $15.89 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 28.18 percent compared to last year to $15.21 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 49.69 percent compared to last year to $14.88 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 increased $6.39 million, 10.7 percent, (22.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $6.77 million, 14.42 percent, (13.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $175,289, 0.46 percent, (13.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $14.51 million, 34.11 percent, (9.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $2.83 million, 15.73 percent, (5.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.99 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $187.69 million of the $288.79 million total.

All totaled, 37.78 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $109.12 million of the $288.79 million total