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

Imports: Fresh-cut flowers

Fresh-cut flowers, the No. 256 import by value totaled $79.61 million for the month of August, $968.64 million through August of 2019, and $1.24 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

RankCountryYTD
1Colombia$580.49 M
2Ecuador$200.11 M
3The Netherlands$57.32 M
4Canada$50.66 M
5Mexico$24.22 M
6Costa Rica$15.11 M
7Guatemala$9.03 M
8Thailand$6.68 M
9Israel$5.12 M
10Peru$3.87 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $968.64 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $755,693,102
2Los Angeles International Airport $41,114,052
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $35,261,642
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $32,802,131
5Port Everglades, Fla. $17,537,680
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $17,180,155
7Port Miami $16,637,939
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $7,485,412
9Port Laredo $6,649,022
10Port of San Diego, Calif. $5,281,677

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 6.38 percent through August to $968.64 million

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 6.38 percent from $910.52 million to $968.64 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 256 through August 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 $1.24 billion, a $60.37 million, 5.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August 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 Port Everglades, Fla..

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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $580,486,246
2Ecuador $200,110,919
3The Netherlands $57,320,516
4Canada $50,661,620
5Mexico $24,220,868
6Costa Rica $15,113,821
7Guatemala $9,030,498
8Thailand $6,678,621
9Israel $5,116,694
10Peru $3,873,649

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $395,875,115
2Los Angeles $19,687,264
3New York City $16,668,494
4Buffalo $10,620,566
5San Diego $8,517,203
6Detroit $4,174,055
7Laredo $3,127,824
8Chicago $1,946,967
9Honolulu $1,520,803
10Seattle $1,459,919

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:

  • Miami International Airport rose 4.14 percent compared to last year to $755.69 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 3.96 percent compared to last year to $41.11 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 7.17 percent compared to last year to $35.26 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.02 percent compared to last year to $32.8 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 72.9 percent compared to last year to $17.54 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 Colombia increased $38.32 million, 7.07 percent, (59.93 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ecuador increased $12.3 million, 6.55 percent, (20.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands increased $3.01 million, 5.54 percent, (5.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.14 million, 4.42 percent, (5.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $1.69 million, 7.5 percent, (2.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.24 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $912.8 million of the $968.64 million total.

All totaled, 91.1 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $882.41 million of the $968.64 million total