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

Imports: Live fish

Live fish, the No. 925 import by value totaled $3.53 million for the month of May, $19.65 million through May of 2020, and $59.2 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
1South Korea$3.74 M
2Singapore$2.57 M
3Indonesia$2.19 M
4Thailand$1.83 M
5Japan$1.27 M
6Sri Lanka$1.22 M
7Taiwan$1.16 M
8Vietnam$713,908
9Philippines$678,089
10Australia$336,022
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U.S. imports of Live fish decreased 24.10 percent through May to $19.65 million

U.S. imports of Live fish decreased 24.10 percent from $25.89 million to $19.65 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 925 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 910 for the last full year with a total value of $59.2 million, a $2.04 million, 3.33 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 4 Miami Int’l Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Sri Lanka. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Miami Int’l Airport.

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:

  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 32.27 percent compared to last year to $8.59 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 5.94 percent compared to last year to $2.96 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fell 23.2 percent compared to last year to $1.64 million.
  • Miami Int’l Airport fell 7.51 percent compared to last year to $1.19 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 36.98 percent compared to last year to $1.13 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 South Korea decreased $965,911, 20.52 percent, (19.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Singapore decreased $826,233, 24.35 percent, (13.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia increased $115,331, 5.56 percent, (11.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $1.53 million, 45.62 percent, (9.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $249,241, 24.41 percent, (6.46 percent market share).

All totaled, 59.02 percent of all these Live fish imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $11.6 million of the $19.65 million total.

All totaled, 78.98 percent of all these Live fish imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $15.52 million of the $19.65 million total