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

Imports: Live plants

Live plants, the No. 472 import by value totaled $41.85 million for the month of October, $454.86 million through October of 2018, and $487.68 million 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
1Canada$243.47 M
2Taiwan$51.37 M
3China$36.22 M
4Costa Rica$24.79 M
5Guatemala$23.44 M
6The Netherlands$15.96 M
7Mexico$12.72 M
8El Salvador$8.11 M
9Nicaragua$5.83 M
10Thailand$5.64 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $454.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $92,101,091
2Miami International Airport $70,249,085
3Port of Los Angeles $41,953,607
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $34,594,800
5Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $33,775,967
6Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $28,916,225
7Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $24,089,662
8Port of Newark $19,448,815
9Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $13,939,285
10Los Angeles International Airport $13,295,761

U.S. imports of Live plants increased 8.40 percent through October to $454.86 million

U.S. imports of Live plants increased 8.40 percent from $419.63 million to $454.86 million 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 472 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 473 for the last full year with a total value of $487.68 million, a $35.86 million, 7.94 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Guatemala. 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Guatemala. 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 Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $243,466,308
2Taiwan $51,371,379
3China $36,221,848
4Costa Rica $24,791,548
5Guatemala $23,438,478
6The Netherlands $15,955,262
7Mexico $12,724,530
8El Salvador $8,114,414
9Nicaragua $5,826,076
10Thailand $5,644,083

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $27,727,178
2Buffalo $11,307,044
3Los Angeles $10,003,455
4Seattle $7,980,377
5New York City $6,874,090
6Atlanta/Savannah $6,192,352
7Detroit $5,761,974
8Portland, Maine $4,731,479
9San Francisco $2,780,428
10Laredo $2,589,271

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:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 7.12 percent compared to last year to $92.1 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 11.96 percent compared to last year to $70.25 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.64 percent compared to last year to $41.95 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 1.64 percent compared to last year to $34.59 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 21.74 percent compared to last year to $33.78 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 $17 million, 7.51 percent, (53.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $971,230, 1.86 percent, (11.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $9.93 million, 37.76 percent, (7.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Costa Rica increased $2.32 million, 10.3 percent, (5.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Guatemala increased $3.18 million, 15.71 percent, (5.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.39 percent of all these Live plants imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $379.29 million of the $454.86 million total.

All totaled, 59.95 percent of all these Live plants imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $272.67 million of the $454.86 million total