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

Imports: Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa

Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa, the No. 155 import by value totaled $264.2 million for the month of August, $1.84 billion through August of 2019, and $2.7 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
1Canada$956.58 M
2Mexico$378.92 M
3Belgium$83.22 M
4Germany$80.37 M
5Switzerland$51.93 M
6Poland$47.12 M
7Italy$33.79 M
8France$27.33 M
9Ireland$23.77 M
10Turkey$15.06 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.84 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $299,478,249
2Port of Newark $265,881,890
3Port Laredo $239,085,947
4Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $167,793,703
5Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $146,442,803
6Brownsville International Bridges $127,855,532
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $116,913,722
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $102,522,211
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $61,577,846
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $58,565,672

U.S. imports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa increased 6.78 percent through August to $1.84 billion

U.S. imports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa increased 6.78 percent from $1.72 billion to $1.84 billion through the first eight 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 155 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 169 for the last full year with a total value of $2.7 billion, a $8.26 million, 0.31 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading 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 of Newark, 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 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $956,577,473
2Mexico $378,919,428
3Belgium $83,220,657
4Germany $80,371,480
5Switzerland $51,927,394
6Poland $47,121,021
7Italy $33,793,288
8France $27,325,605
9Ireland $23,771,198
10Turkey $15,062,671

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $178,456,767
2Laredo $157,614,653
3New York City $143,108,606
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $116,028,349
5Buffalo $69,855,164
6St. Albans, Vt. $65,878,880
7Seattle $21,614,389
8San Francisco $19,464,123
9Los Angeles $15,973,413
10Miami $14,080,976

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.27 percent compared to last year to $299.48 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 2.26 percent compared to last year to $265.88 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 0.76 percent compared to last year to $239.09 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 8.42 percent compared to last year to $167.79 million.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. rose 10.85 percent compared to last year to $146.44 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 increased $54.06 million, 5.99 percent, (51.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $53.03 million, 16.27 percent, (20.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium increased $3.86 million, 4.86 percent, (4.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $13.55 million, 14.42 percent, (4.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland decreased $3.96 million, 7.09 percent, (2.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.28 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.55 billion of the $1.84 billion total.

All totaled, 60.78 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.12 billion of the $1.84 billion total