Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried

Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried, the No. 174 import by value totaled $196.38 million for the month of December, $2.4 billion through December 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

RankCountry2019
1Guatemala$972.03 M
2Costa Rica$391.54 M
3Ecuador$366.56 M
4Honduras$216.53 M
5Mexico$215.33 M
6Colombia$172.98 M
7Peru$45.65 M
8Nicaragua$8.04 M
9Panama$5.18 M
10Thailand$3.69 M
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U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 1.34 percent through December 2019 to $2.4 billion

U.S. imports of Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried decreased 1.34 percent from $2.44 billion to $2.4 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 174 in 2019 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 December 2019 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, 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..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 6.23 percent to $625.56 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 8 percent to $354.74 million.
  • Port Hueneme, Calif. fell 3.37 percent to $241.64 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. rose 4.37 percent to $231.62 million.
  • Port of San Diego, Calif. rose 4.92 percent to $205.16 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 $8.85 million, 0.92 percent, (40.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Costa Rica decreased $12.29 million, 3.04 percent, (16.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ecuador decreased $5.35 million, 1.44 percent, (15.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Honduras decreased $10.65 million, 4.69 percent, (9.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $10.26 million, 5 percent, (8.96 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.97 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $2.16 billion of the $2.4 billion total.

All totaled, 69.03 percent of all these Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.66 billion of the $2.4 billion total.