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

Imports: Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried

Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried, the No. 177 import by value totaled $219.54 million for the month of October, $2.06 billion through October of 2018, and $2.31 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
1Guatemala$809.09 M
2Costa Rica$349.62 M
3Ecuador$320.34 M
4Honduras$187.8 M
5Mexico$173.3 M
6Colombia$163.61 M
7Peru$35.91 M
8Nicaragua$11.88 M
9Philippines$3.21 M
10Thailand$2.69 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $495,327,933
2Port of Philadelphia $328,481,219
3Port Hueneme, Calif. $209,491,029
4Port of Gulfport, Miss. $189,177,685
5Port of San Diego, Calif. $168,995,878
6Port of Galveston, Texas $110,577,909
7Port Manatee, Fla. $93,844,050
8Port of Freeport, Texas $89,118,507
9Port Everglades, Fla. $85,699,935
10Port of New York $44,397,278

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried increased 6.06 percent through October to $2.06 billion

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried increased 6.06 percent from $1.95 billion to $2.06 billion through the first 10 months of 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 177 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 167 for the last full year with a total value of $2.31 billion, a $49.3 million, 2.18 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 Ecuador, 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 Costa Rica, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 Honduras and No. 5 Colombia. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $809,092,383
2Costa Rica $349,615,270
3Ecuador $320,336,016
4Honduras $187,803,087
5Mexico $173,304,377
6Colombia $163,613,003
7Peru $35,913,500
8Nicaragua $11,877,021
9Philippines $3,212,358
10Thailand $2,693,891

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $145,715,025
2Houston $41,484,028
3Los Angeles $40,731,059
4San Diego $40,625,411
5Mobile $32,532,118
6Jacksonville/Tampa $24,485,733
7Miami $20,178,220
8New York City $11,551,099
9Laredo $9,950,982
10Seattle $6,938,320

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 8.83 percent compared to last year to $495.33 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 5.08 percent compared to last year to $328.48 million.
  • Port Hueneme, Calif. rose 4.01 percent compared to last year to $209.49 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 5.99 percent compared to last year to $189.18 million.
  • Port of San Diego, Calif. fell 3.72 percent compared to last year to $169 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 $41.25 million, 5.37 percent, (39.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Costa Rica decreased $25.29 million, 6.75 percent, (16.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ecuador increased $49.38 million, 18.23 percent, (15.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Honduras decreased $1.38 million, 0.73 percent, (9.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $31.08 million, 21.85 percent, (8.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.14 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.84 billion of the $2.06 billion total.

All totaled, 67.41 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.39 billion of the $2.06 billion total