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

Imports: Live plants

Live plants, the No. 447 import by value totaled $37.37 million for the month of August, $406.05 million through August 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$220.06 M
2Taiwan$43.05 M
3China$31.66 M
4Costa Rica$21.43 M
5Guatemala$19.6 M
6Mexico$12.68 M
7The Netherlands$12.39 M
8El Salvador$10.42 M
9Nicaragua$6.48 M
10Thailand$4.53 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $406.05 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $79,604,675
2Miami International Airport $60,110,564
3Port of Los Angeles $37,573,261
4Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $33,723,082
5Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $28,188,747
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $28,067,631
7Port of Newark $18,892,025
8Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $18,603,058
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $17,497,535
10Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $14,174,497

U.S. imports of Live plants increased 9.20 percent through August to $406.05 million

U.S. imports of Live plants increased 9.20 percent from $371.85 million to $406.05 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 447 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 466 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 August 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 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Sumas, 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 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $220,055,575
2Taiwan $43,051,839
3China $31,660,057
4Costa Rica $21,426,325
5Guatemala $19,602,531
6Mexico $12,676,511
7The Netherlands $12,393,118
8El Salvador $10,417,941
9Nicaragua $6,479,193
10Thailand $4,526,108

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.64 percent compared to last year to $79.6 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 1.1 percent compared to last year to $60.11 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 16.58 percent compared to last year to $37.57 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 20.32 percent compared to last year to $33.72 million.
  • Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. rose 9.4 percent compared to last year to $28.19 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 $22.47 million, 11.37 percent, (54.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $3.45 million, 8.71 percent, (10.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $3.39 million, 11.99 percent, (7.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Costa Rica increased $285,842, 1.35 percent, (5.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Guatemala decreased $907,260, 4.42 percent, (4.83 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.7 percent of all these Live plants imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $335.8 million of the $406.05 million total.

All totaled, 58.91 percent of all these Live plants imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $239.2 million of the $406.05 million total