Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Fish, fresh or chilled

Fish, fresh or chilled, the No. 198 import by value totaled $169.68 million for the month of December, $1.98 billion through December of 2019, and $1.96 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$707.55 M
2Norway$220.28 M
3United Kingdom$129.64 M
4Mexico$125.91 M
5Faroe Islands$112.2 M
6Chile$87.57 M
7Ecuador$58.24 M
8Panama$49.9 M
9Brazil$38.92 M
10New Zealand$36.78 M
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U.S. imports of Fish, fresh or chilled increased 1.12 percent through December 2019 to $1.98 billion

U.S. imports of Fish, fresh or chilled increased 1.12 percent from $1.96 billion to $1.98 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 198 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 200 for the last full year with a total value of $1.96 billion, a $151.26 million, 8.37 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Norway, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Faroe Islands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Calais, Maine and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Norway, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Faroe Islands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Calais, Maine and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 0.06 percent to $406.77 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 2.21 percent to $388.42 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 6.24 percent to $252.13 million.
  • Port of Calais, Maine fell 8.41 percent to $208.7 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 1.87 percent to $187.86 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 $32.64 million, 4.41 percent, (35.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Norway decreased $6.62 million, 2.92 percent, (11.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $12.52 million, 10.69 percent, (6.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $9.31 million, 7.98 percent, (6.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Faroe Islands increased $30.35 million, 37.08 percent, (5.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.4 percent of all these Fish, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.3 billion of the $1.98 billion total.

All totaled, 72.88 percent of all these Fish, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.44 billion of the $1.98 billion total.