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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing

Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, the No. 239 export by value totaled $76.73 million for the month of August, $701.58 million through August of 2019, and $1.1 billion 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$153.13 M
2Canada$101.74 M
3China$99.93 M
4The Netherlands$60.16 M
5Japan$32.16 M
6South Korea$23.69 M
7Saudi Arabia$15.93 M
8France$15.08 M
9Italy$12.13 M
10Spain$11.62 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $701.58 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $85,359,100
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $61,278,586
3Los Angeles International Airport $54,198,043
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $44,088,573
5San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $40,767,965
6Port of New Orleans $34,960,057
7Port of Los Angeles $29,763,000
8Port of Long Beach $25,557,206
9Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $25,332,818
10Miami International Airport $22,292,858

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 2.78 percent through August to $701.58 million

U.S. exports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing decreased 2.78 percent from $721.68 million to $701.58 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 239 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 249 for the last full year with a total value of $1.1 billion, a $48.06 million, 4.17 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $153,133,479
2Canada $101,735,258
3China $99,930,222
4The Netherlands $60,164,211
5Japan $32,160,238
6South Korea $23,690,056
7Saudi Arabia $15,933,691
8France $15,076,991
9Italy $12,125,832
10Spain $11,619,266

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $100,110,260
2Los Angeles $70,110,692
3San Francisco $45,719,690
4San Diego $25,646,580
5Phoenix/Nogales $23,356,310
6Laredo $19,890,778
7Detroit $17,460,519
8New York City $16,728,752
9Miami $15,412,220
10Cleveland $14,690,759

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 3.01 percent compared to last year to $85.36 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 18.72 percent compared to last year to $61.28 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 13.52 percent compared to last year to $54.2 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 29.61 percent compared to last year to $44.09 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 2.68 percent compared to last year to $40.77 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 Mexico decreased $17.59 million, 10.31 percent, (21.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $2.94 million, 2.98 percent, (14.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $11.27 million, 10.13 percent, (14.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $8.46 million, 16.35 percent, (8.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $352,973, 1.09 percent, (4.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.73 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $447.12 million of the $701.58 million total.

All totaled, 40.72 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $285.69 million of the $701.58 million total