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

Imports: Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried

Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried, the No. 177 import by value totaled $186.28 million for the month of December, $2.44 billion through December 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$963.18 M
2Costa Rica$403.83 M
3Ecuador$371.91 M
4Honduras$227.18 M
5Mexico$205.07 M
6Colombia$193.71 M
7Peru$42.3 M
8Nicaragua$13.99 M
9Philippines$3.53 M
10Thailand$3.01 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.44 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $588,848,438
2Port of Philadelphia $385,591,101
3Port Hueneme, Calif. $250,078,926
4Port of Gulfport, Miss. $221,936,132
5Port of San Diego, Calif. $195,529,432
6Port of Galveston, Texas $133,008,801
7Port Manatee, Fla. $108,574,433
8Port Everglades, Fla. $105,576,726
9Port of Freeport, Texas $104,598,041
10Port of New York $55,561,467

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried increased 5.62 percent through December to $2.44 billion

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried increased 5.62 percent from $2.31 billion to $2.44 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 177 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 170 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $963,184,539
2Costa Rica $403,830,967
3Ecuador $371,908,482
4Honduras $227,184,400
5Mexico $205,070,940
6Colombia $193,713,010
7Peru $42,300,164
8Nicaragua $13,993,931
9Philippines $3,529,346
10Thailand $3,007,977

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $222,654,632
2Houston $63,290,248
3Los Angeles $62,672,515
4San Diego $55,040,235
5Mobile $48,214,230
6Jacksonville/Tampa $31,857,043
7Miami $30,653,314
8New York City $17,413,259
9Laredo $14,691,086
10Seattle $10,081,171

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 9.41 percent compared to last year to $588.85 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 4.29 percent compared to last year to $385.59 million.
  • Port Hueneme, Calif. rose 5.07 percent compared to last year to $250.08 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 6.4 percent compared to last year to $221.94 million.
  • Port of San Diego, Calif. fell 5.77 percent compared to last year to $195.53 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 $55.79 million, 6.15 percent, (39.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Costa Rica decreased $41.28 million, 9.28 percent, (16.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ecuador increased $48.24 million, 14.9 percent, (15.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Honduras increased $4.59 million, 2.06 percent, (9.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $36.41 million, 21.59 percent, (8.42 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 December of this year. That is equal to $2.17 billion of the $2.44 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 December of this year. That is equal to $1.64 billion of the $2.44 billion total