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

Imports: Cocoa Beans

Cocoa Beans, the No. 316 import by value totaled $44.29 million for the month of August, $735.36 million through August of 2019, and $961.16 million 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
1Cote D'Ivoire$400.61 M
2Ghana$166.29 M
3Ecuador$70.1 M
4Dominican Republic$56.18 M
5Peru$8.08 M
6Nigeria$8.02 M
7Papua New Guinea$6.24 M
8Haiti$3.9 M
9Venezuela$3.29 M
10Congo (Kinshasa)$2.17 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $735.36 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $511,383,465
2Port of Newark $120,587,069
3Port of New York $64,338,281
4Port of Chester, Penn. $17,461,111
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $14,537,542
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,833,338
7Port of San Francisco, Calif. $1,288,744
8Port of Los Angeles $858,025
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $139,422
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $132,579

U.S. imports of Cocoa Beans decreased 5.85 percent through August to $735.36 million

U.S. imports of Cocoa Beans decreased 5.85 percent from $781.07 million to $735.36 million 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 316 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 304 for the last full year with a total value of $961.16 million, a $222.43 million, 18.79 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Cote D’Ivoire, No. 2 Ghana, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Chester, Penn. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Cote D’Ivoire, No. 2 Ghana, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Nigeria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Cote D’Ivoire $400,608,277
2Ghana $166,286,974
3Ecuador $70,096,689
4Dominican Republic $56,176,545
5Peru $8,075,109
6Nigeria $8,023,426
7Papua New Guinea $6,235,862
8Haiti $3,904,491
9Venezuela $3,289,456
10Congo (Kinshasa) $2,170,551

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $268,367,925
2New York City $116,420,135
3San Francisco $7,576,264
4Los Angeles $1,281,536
5Baltimore $910,767
6Seattle $274,620
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $165,483
8Houston $102,816
9Honolulu $89,165
10Laredo $59,989

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:

  • Port of Philadelphia fell 1.23 percent compared to last year to $511.38 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 26.99 percent compared to last year to $120.59 million.
  • Port of New York rose 6.8 percent compared to last year to $64.34 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 128.89 percent compared to last year to $17.46 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 11.85 percent compared to last year to $14.54 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 Cote D’Ivoire decreased $130.03 million, 24.5 percent, (54.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ghana increased $64.37 million, 63.16 percent, (22.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ecuador increased $12.66 million, 22.03 percent, (9.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Dominican Republic increased $16.77 million, 42.57 percent, (7.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Peru decreased $1.25 million, 13.43 percent, (1.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.36 percent of all these Cocoa Beans imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $701.24 million of the $735.36 million total.

All totaled, 99.04 percent of all these Cocoa Beans imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $728.31 million of the $735.36 million total