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

Imports: Lettuce and chicory, fresh or chilled

Lettuce and chicory, fresh or chilled, the No. 479 import by value totaled $35.64 million for the month of February, $75.29 million through February of 2020, and $378.18 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
1Mexico$70.44 M
2Canada$3.59 M
3Belgium$494,853
4Guatemala$396,618
5Italy$157,790
6The Netherlands$148,718
7Peru$24,168
8China$17,400
9Spain$16,835
10Curacao$0
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U.S. imports of Lettuce and chicory, fresh or chilled increased 27.13 percent through February to $75.29 million

U.S. imports of Lettuce and chicory, fresh or chilled increased 27.13 percent from $59.22 million to $75.29 million through the first two 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 479 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 549 for the last full year with a total value of $378.18 million, a $85.23 million, 29.09 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 San Luis Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 San Luis Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $70,441,360
2Canada $3,591,540
3Belgium $494,853
4Guatemala $396,618
5Italy $157,790
6The Netherlands $148,718
7Peru $24,168
8China $17,400
9Spain $16,835
10South Korea $0

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $20,043,498
2San Diego $6,817,925
3Phoenix/Nogales $6,492,701
4Buffalo $860,831
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $497,317
6New York City $287,832
7Miami $192,962
8St. Albans, Vt. $143,461
9Philadelphia $134,727
10Detroit $107,406

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 4.55 percent compared to last year to $35.25 million.
  • San Luis Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 148.81 percent compared to last year to $18.65 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 6.25 percent compared to last year to $10.37 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 57.87 percent compared to last year to $4.52 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 60.89 percent compared to last year to $1.87 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 Mexico increased $15.19 million, 27.5 percent, (93.56 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $842,102, 30.63 percent, (4.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium decreased $78,300, 13.66 percent, (0.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Guatemala increased $31,310, 8.57 percent, (0.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $65,019, 70.09 percent, (0.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.72 percent of all these Lettuce and chicory, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $75.08 million of the $75.29 million total.

All totaled, 93.85 percent of all these Lettuce and chicory, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $70.66 million of the $75.29 million total