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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Fresh-cut flowers

Fresh-cut flowers, the No. 285 import by value totaled $84.86 million for the month of October, $1.07 billion through October of 2018, and $1.18 billion for all of 2017, 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
1Colombia$636.43 M
2Ecuador$220.77 M
3The Netherlands$63.79 M
4Canada$55.17 M
5Mexico$27.02 M
6Costa Rica$16.75 M
7Guatemala$11.17 M
8Thailand$10.44 M
9Israel$6.2 M
10Peru$5.22 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.07 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $849,009,199
2Los Angeles International Airport $46,573,428
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $39,657,712
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $34,988,704
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $19,367,743
6Port Everglades, Fla. $14,695,917
7Port Laredo $6,874,345
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $6,558,992
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,087,119
10Port Miami $5,537,002

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 4.68 percent through October to $1.07 billion

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 4.68 percent from $1.02 billion to $1.07 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 285 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 271 for the last full year with a total value of $1.18 billion, a $54.02 million, 4.79 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Ecuador, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Ecuador, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $636,434,244
2Ecuador $220,770,786
3The Netherlands $63,794,337
4Canada $55,169,829
5Mexico $27,020,033
6Costa Rica $16,752,243
7Guatemala $11,172,264
8Thailand $10,439,654
9Israel $6,204,933
10Peru $5,221,382

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $252,841,137
2Los Angeles $11,765,575
3New York City $9,291,665
4Buffalo $6,651,431
5San Diego $4,354,408
6Detroit $3,465,839
7Laredo $2,295,525
8Chicago $1,250,787
9Seattle $944,066
10Boston $753,118

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Miami International Airport rose 2.42 percent compared to last year to $849.01 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 6.47 percent compared to last year to $46.57 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 6.26 percent compared to last year to $39.66 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 16.51 percent compared to last year to $34.99 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 11.1 percent compared to last year to $19.37 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 Colombia increased $36.28 million, 6.05 percent, (59.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ecuador increased $7.86 million, 3.69 percent, (20.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands increased $4.49 million, 7.57 percent, (5.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $3.14 million, 6.04 percent, (5.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $2.32 million, 7.91 percent, (2.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.71 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1 billion of the $1.07 billion total.

All totaled, 92.44 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $989.6 million of the $1.07 billion total