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

Imports: Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa

Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa, the No. 164 import by value totaled $276.7 million for the month of October, $2.24 billion through October of 2018, and $2.71 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
1Canada$1.15 B
2Mexico$416.6 M
3Germany$125.63 M
4Belgium$113.35 M
5Switzerland$68.49 M
6Poland$61.72 M
7Italy$44.49 M
8France$31.28 M
9Ireland$24.88 M
10United Kingdom$20.61 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.24 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $352,947,738
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $334,266,064
3Port Laredo $313,589,874
4Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $194,384,045
5Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $170,073,374
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $152,885,825
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $145,282,584
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $94,494,782
9Brownsville International Bridges $93,653,671
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $52,239,395

U.S. imports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa decreased 1.52 percent through October to $2.24 billion

U.S. imports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa decreased 1.52 percent from $2.27 billion to $2.24 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 164 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 146 for the last full year with a total value of $2.71 billion, a $93.78 million, 3.59 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,148,253,024
2Mexico $416,600,989
3Germany $125,632,387
4Belgium $113,354,591
5Switzerland $68,494,966
6Poland $61,717,897
7Italy $44,485,209
8France $31,279,918
9Ireland $24,880,470
10United Kingdom $20,614,330

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $84,171,135
2Laredo $76,955,778
3New York City $67,309,391
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $57,283,094
5St. Albans, Vt. $32,958,565
6Buffalo $32,942,944
7Seattle $9,611,427
8San Francisco $8,312,138
9Miami $7,570,626
10Los Angeles $6,480,048

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 Newark rose 11.5 percent compared to last year to $352.95 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 0.16 percent compared to last year to $334.27 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 6.46 percent compared to last year to $313.59 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 12.45 percent compared to last year to $194.38 million.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. fell 5.57 percent compared to last year to $170.07 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 Canada decreased $46.77 million, 3.91 percent, (51.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $46.44 million, 10.03 percent, (18.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $12.14 million, 10.7 percent, (5.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium decreased $18.54 million, 14.06 percent, (5.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland increased $15.75 million, 29.85 percent, (3.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.65 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.87 billion of the $2.24 billion total.

All totaled, 61 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.37 billion of the $2.24 billion total