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

Imports: Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried

Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried, the No. 181 import by value totaled $202.92 million for the month of March, $586.73 million through March of 2019, and $2.44 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Guatemala$229.23 M
2Ecuador$104.09 M
3Costa Rica$82.55 M
4Honduras$59.96 M
5Mexico$53.02 M
6Colombia$40.53 M
7Peru$12.78 M
8Nicaragua$2.24 M
9Thailand$1.01 M
10Panama$635,957
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $586.73 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $148,686,020
2Port of Philadelphia $88,883,618
3Port Hueneme, Calif. $62,706,244
4Port of Gulfport, Miss. $55,637,214
5Port of San Diego, Calif. $51,190,468
6Port of Galveston, Texas $32,308,061
7Port Everglades, Fla. $30,950,537
8Port Manatee, Fla. $25,030,526
9Port of Freeport, Texas $24,430,094
10Port of New York $12,644,317

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 1.89 percent through March to $586.73 million

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 1.89 percent from $598.02 million to $586.73 million through the first three 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 181 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 175 for the last full year with a total value of $2.44 billion, a $129.51 million, 5.62 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Ecuador, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Honduras and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port Hueneme, Calif., No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss. and No. 5 Port of San Diego, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Ecuador, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Honduras and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port Hueneme, Calif., No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss. and No. 5 Port of San Diego, Calif..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $229,225,693
2Ecuador $104,090,870
3Costa Rica $82,546,013
4Honduras $59,963,442
5Mexico $53,017,575
6Colombia $40,527,704
7Peru $12,783,112
8Nicaragua $2,243,094
9Thailand $1,011,636
10Panama $635,957

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $296,912,532
2Houston $84,052,335
3Los Angeles $82,944,498
4San Diego $69,408,915
5Mobile $65,290,565
6Miami $43,092,927
7Jacksonville/Tampa $39,861,963
8New York City $23,227,152
9Laredo $18,964,606
10Seattle $13,559,400

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 Wilmington, Dela. rose 11.53 percent compared to last year to $148.69 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 7.01 percent compared to last year to $88.88 million.
  • Port Hueneme, Calif. rose 5.28 percent compared to last year to $62.71 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. rose 8.52 percent compared to last year to $55.64 million.
  • Port of San Diego, Calif. fell 10.78 percent compared to last year to $51.19 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 Guatemala increased $10 million, 4.56 percent, (39.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ecuador decreased $14.71 million, 12.38 percent, (17.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Costa Rica decreased $19.59 million, 19.18 percent, (14.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Honduras increased $9.56 million, 18.96 percent, (10.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $7.17 million, 15.63 percent, (9.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.13 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $528.84 million of the $586.73 million total.

All totaled, 69.38 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $407.1 million of the $586.73 million total