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

Imports: Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa

Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa, the No. 148 import by value totaled $192.64 million for the month of May, $1.08 billion through May of 2020, and $2.91 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
1Canada$605.08 M
2Mexico$216.97 M
3Germany$42.79 M
4Belgium$41.8 M
5Switzerland$28.35 M
6Poland$22.51 M
7Italy$17.53 M
8Ireland$15.06 M
9Turkey$10.52 M
10France$9.81 M
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U.S. imports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa decreased 1.37 percent through May to $1.08 billion

U.S. imports of Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa decreased 1.37 percent from $1.1 billion to $1.08 billion 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 148 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 163 for the last full year with a total value of $2.91 billion, a $207.76 million, 7.70 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May 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 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..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Poland. 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..

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 9.99 percent compared to last year to $192.6 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.64 percent compared to last year to $149.25 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 15.52 percent compared to last year to $139.93 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 0.61 percent compared to last year to $107.37 million.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. rose 1.49 percent compared to last year to $95.83 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 $25.49 million, 4.4 percent, (56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $10.95 million, 4.8 percent, (20.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $2.85 million, 6.25 percent, (3.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium decreased $3.09 million, 6.88 percent, (3.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland decreased $503,369, 1.74 percent, (2.62 percent market share).

All totaled, 86.53 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $934.99 million of the $1.08 billion total.

All totaled, 63.39 percent of all these Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $684.99 million of the $1.08 billion total