Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Cheese and curd

Cheese and curd, the No. 288 import by value totaled $74.67 million for the month of May, $448.05 million through May of 2020, and $1.31 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Italy$122.79 M
2France$53.08 M
3Switzerland$38.72 M
4Spain$36.72 M
5The Netherlands$33.9 M
6United Kingdom$13.4 M
7Germany$13.38 M
8Canada$13.2 M
9Denmark$12.88 M
10Nicaragua$12.7 M
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U.S. imports of Cheese and curd decreased 9.73 percent through May to $448.05 million

U.S. imports of Cheese and curd decreased 9.73 percent from $496.35 million to $448.05 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 288 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 300 for the last full year with a total value of $1.31 billion, a $35.11 million, 2.75 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 France, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 France, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 7.71 percent compared to last year to $362.49 million.
  • Port Miami rose 8.97 percent compared to last year to $16.77 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 40.15 percent compared to last year to $10.51 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 14.58 percent compared to last year to $7.44 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 26.89 percent compared to last year to $5.93 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 Italy decreased $22.42 million, 15.44 percent, (27.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France decreased $13.56 million, 20.34 percent, (11.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Switzerland increased $5.89 million, 17.95 percent, (8.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $3.25 million, 8.13 percent, (8.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $3.76 million, 12.47 percent, (7.57 percent market share).

All totaled, 63.66 percent of all these Cheese and curd imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $285.22 million of the $448.05 million total.

All totaled, 89.97 percent of all these Cheese and curd imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $403.13 million of the $448.05 million total