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

Imports: Cocoa Beans

Cocoa Beans, the No. 225 import by value totaled $64.05 million for the month of May, $607.31 million through May of 2020, and $905.1 million 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
1Cote D'Ivoire$363.91 M
2Ghana$119.71 M
3Ecuador$58.74 M
4Dominican Republic$27.8 M
5Congo (Kinshasa)$7.05 M
6Peru$6.95 M
7Nigeria$6.59 M
8Papua New Guinea$5.81 M
9Indonesia$2.95 M
10Congo (Brazzaville)$2.07 M
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U.S. imports of Cocoa Beans increased 3.56 percent through May to $607.31 million

U.S. imports of Cocoa Beans increased 3.56 percent from $586.43 million to $607.31 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 225 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 257 for the last full year with a total value of $905.1 million, a $56.06 million, 5.83 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May 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 Congo (Kinshasa). 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 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, the leading 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 Chester, Penn. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

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 Philadelphia rose 11.91 percent compared to last year to $455.46 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 0.75 percent compared to last year to $104.47 million.
  • Port of New York fell 24.93 percent compared to last year to $36.86 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 47.13 percent compared to last year to $4.85 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. fell 57.46 percent compared to last year to $4.56 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 increased $13.89 million, 3.97 percent, (59.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ghana decreased $21.66 million, 15.32 percent, (19.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ecuador increased $10.58 million, 21.97 percent, (9.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Dominican Republic increased $532,643, 1.95 percent, (4.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Congo (Kinshasa) increased $6.2 million, 733.96 percent, (1.16 percent market share).

All totaled, 95.04 percent of all these Cocoa Beans imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $577.21 million of the $607.31 million total.

All totaled, 99.82 percent of all these Cocoa Beans imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $606.2 million of the $607.31 million total