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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.

Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc., the No. 116 import by value totaled $245.51 million for the month of December, $3.69 billion through December of 2018, and $3.96 billion for all of 2017, 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$2.46 B
2Costa Rica$537.98 M
3Peru$238.56 M
4Chile$62.44 M
5Ecuador$51.25 M
6Dominican Republic$39.09 M
7Turkey$35.95 M
8Brazil$33.33 M
9Tunisia$32.48 M
10Philippines$29.98 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.69 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Pharr International Bridge in Texas $1,270,610,075
2Port Laredo $903,469,213
3Port of Philadelphia $286,759,368
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $192,449,436
5Port Hueneme, Calif. $136,102,550
6Port of Los Angeles $118,773,933
7Port of Wilmington, Dela. $117,623,386
8Port of Newark $67,756,327
9Port Manatee, Fla. $61,017,045
10Port Everglades, Fla. $57,108,211

U.S. imports of Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. decreased 6.80 percent through December to $3.69 billion

U.S. imports of Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. decreased 6.80 percent from $3.96 billion to $3.69 billion in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 116 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 109 for the last full year with a total value of $3.96 billion, a $804.47 million, 25.49 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Ecuador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port Hueneme, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Ecuador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, Dela..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,464,087,878
2Costa Rica $537,976,224
3Peru $238,563,765
4Chile $62,438,272
5Ecuador $51,245,535
6Dominican Republic $39,087,386
7Turkey $35,954,374
8Brazil $33,333,585
9Tunisia $32,479,731
10Philippines $29,982,330

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $527,196,831
2Philadelphia $92,656,622
3Los Angeles $64,594,872
4Miami $32,228,601
5Phoenix/Nogales $21,298,470
6San Diego $20,838,344
7Jacksonville/Tampa $19,734,056
8Houston $19,182,808
9New York City $18,822,152
10San Francisco $11,329,492

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas fell 11.69 percent compared to last year to $1.27 billion.
  • Port Laredo fell 11.89 percent compared to last year to $903.47 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 2.75 percent compared to last year to $286.76 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 3.32 percent compared to last year to $192.45 million.
  • Port Hueneme, Calif. rose 32.44 percent compared to last year to $136.1 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. imports from No. 1 Mexico decreased $274.7 million, 10.03 percent, (66.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Costa Rica increased $1.72 million, 0.32 percent, (14.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Peru increased $15.61 million, 7 percent, (6.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Chile decreased $46.07 million, 42.46 percent, (1.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ecuador increased $2.53 million, 5.2 percent, (1.39 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.87 percent of all these Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.35 billion of the $3.69 billion total.

All totaled, 75.57 percent of all these Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.79 billion of the $3.69 billion total