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

Imports: Live plants

Live plants, the No. 458 import by value totaled $45.3 million for the month of February, $94.25 million through February of 2019, and $529.64 million 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
1Canada$30.14 M
2Taiwan$10.64 M
3Costa Rica$9.79 M
4Guatemala$8.83 M
5China$7.87 M
6Mexico$6.82 M
7El Salvador$4.82 M
8Nicaragua$4.16 M
9The Netherlands$2.99 M
10Thailand$1.09 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $94.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $26,867,115
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,841,571
3Port of Los Angeles $7,959,947
4Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $6,756,744
5Port of Newark $4,983,424
6Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $4,845,065
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,601,256
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $4,273,455
9Los Angeles International Airport $3,315,108
10Brownsville International Bridges $2,930,853

U.S. imports of Live plants increased 7.14 percent through February to $94.25 million

U.S. imports of Live plants increased 7.14 percent from $87.97 million to $94.25 million through the first two 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 458 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 468 for the last full year with a total value of $529.64 million, a $41.95 million, 8.60 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Guatemala, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $30,143,563
2Taiwan $10,636,710
3Costa Rica $9,794,039
4Guatemala $8,830,553
5China $7,868,921
6Mexico $6,816,393
7El Salvador $4,818,266
8Nicaragua $4,155,051
9The Netherlands $2,991,528
10Thailand $1,086,997

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $43,044,545
2Buffalo $26,177,720
3Los Angeles $21,924,167
4Seattle $17,837,080
5Detroit $14,693,632
6New York City $11,893,168
7Atlanta/Savannah $8,646,872
8San Francisco $5,644,864
9Portland, Maine $4,987,198
10Laredo $3,234,694

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:

  • Miami International Airport rose 4.51 percent compared to last year to $26.87 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.73 percent compared to last year to $11.84 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 15.38 percent compared to last year to $7.96 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 11.95 percent compared to last year to $6.76 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 9.14 percent compared to last year to $4.98 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 increased $1.52 million, 5.32 percent, (31.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $2.29 million, 27.49 percent, (11.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Costa Rica increased $295,783, 3.11 percent, (10.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Guatemala decreased $1.13 million, 11.32 percent, (9.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $247,146, 3.24 percent, (8.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.38 percent of all these Live plants imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $67.27 million of the $94.25 million total.

All totaled, 61.97 percent of all these Live plants imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $58.41 million of the $94.25 million total