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

Imports: Flaxseed

Flaxseed, the No. 839 import by value totaled $5.01 million for the month of May, $33.28 million through May of 2020, and $79.84 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
1Canada$30.35 M
2India$1.33 M
3Uruguay$735,514
4Kazakhstan$257,624
5Argentina$245,856
6Spain$162,576
7Turkey$127,335
8Mexico$20,507
9United Kingdom$19,391
10Germany$13,239
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U.S. imports of Flaxseed decreased 15.70 percent through May to $33.28 million

U.S. imports of Flaxseed decreased 15.70 percent from $39.48 million to $33.28 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 839 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 844 for the last full year with a total value of $79.84 million, a $6.81 million, 7.86 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 India, No. 3 Uruguay, No. 4 Kazakhstan and No. 5 Argentina. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 India, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Uruguay and No. 5 Kazakhstan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 4 Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash..

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:

  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 21.8 percent compared to last year to $11.53 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 17.83 percent compared to last year to $10.44 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 65.65 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 61.74 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.
  • Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. fell 12.52 percent compared to last year to $1.21 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 $5.55 million, 15.45 percent, (91.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India decreased $343,995, 20.54 percent, (4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Uruguay increased $119,378, 19.38 percent, (2.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Kazakhstan decreased $100,176, 28 percent, (0.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Argentina decreased $615,974, 71.47 percent, (0.74 percent market share).

All totaled, 98.9 percent of all these Flaxseed imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $32.92 million of the $33.28 million total.

All totaled, 82.43 percent of all these Flaxseed imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $27.44 million of the $33.28 million total