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

Imports: Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried

Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried, the No. 173 import by value totaled $217.29 million for the month of July, $1.42 billion through July 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$557.81 M
2Ecuador$229.97 M
3Costa Rica$227.81 M
4Honduras$136.43 M
5Mexico$128.97 M
6Colombia$96.53 M
7Peru$28.68 M
8Nicaragua$4.32 M
9Thailand$2.3 M
10Panama$1.97 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.42 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $366,589,786
2Port of Philadelphia $211,401,238
3Port Hueneme, Calif. $148,474,830
4Port of Gulfport, Miss. $136,454,315
5Port of San Diego, Calif. $116,464,150
6Port of Galveston, Texas $84,698,057
7Port Everglades, Fla. $69,346,412
8Port Manatee, Fla. $60,378,903
9Port of Freeport, Texas $54,728,176
10Port of New York $31,232,911

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 2.27 percent through July to $1.42 billion

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 2.27 percent from $1.45 billion to $1.42 billion through the first seven 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 173 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 177 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 July 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 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..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $557,813,344
2Ecuador $229,965,212
3Costa Rica $227,808,321
4Honduras $136,426,021
5Mexico $128,970,690
6Colombia $96,529,103
7Peru $28,679,203
8Nicaragua $4,321,999
9Thailand $2,295,240
10Panama $1,967,531

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 6.39 percent compared to last year to $366.59 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 8.04 percent compared to last year to $211.4 million.
  • Port Hueneme, Calif. rose 0.07 percent compared to last year to $148.47 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. rose 6.46 percent compared to last year to $136.45 million.
  • Port of San Diego, Calif. fell 4.38 percent compared to last year to $116.46 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 $10.84 million, 1.98 percent, (39.35 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ecuador decreased $12.7 million, 5.23 percent, (16.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Costa Rica decreased $34.1 million, 13.02 percent, (16.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Honduras increased $6.62 million, 5.1 percent, (9.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $12.47 million, 10.7 percent, (9.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.36 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.28 billion of the $1.42 billion total.

All totaled, 69.09 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $979.38 million of the $1.42 billion total