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

Imports: Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane

Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane, the No. 731 import by value totaled $16.69 million for the month of October, $142.39 million through October of 2018, and $165.26 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
1China$60.4 M
2Canada$10.99 M
3South Korea$9.35 M
4Philippines$8.78 M
5Chile$6.32 M
6Peru$5.76 M
7Japan$5.72 M
8Indonesia$5.36 M
9Iceland$3.21 M
10Bolivia$3.14 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $142.39 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $37,294,845
2Port of Newark $22,971,963
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $15,157,371
4Port of Calais, Maine $15,112,111
5Port of Long Beach $10,070,151
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,531,954
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $3,945,073
8Port of Virginia $2,713,287
9Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $2,529,974
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,453,322

U.S. imports of Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane increased 2.51 percent through October to $142.39 million

U.S. imports of Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane increased 2.51 percent from $138.9 million to $142.39 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 731 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 718 for the last full year with a total value of $165.26 million, a $31.09 million, 15.84 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Calais, Maine and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Calais, Maine and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $60,396,174
2Canada $10,991,711
3South Korea $9,349,101
4Philippines $8,783,712
5Chile $6,315,492
6Peru $5,760,486
7Japan $5,720,800
8Indonesia $5,355,354
9Iceland $3,205,490
10Bolivia $3,141,873

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $6,328,420
2New York City $4,025,916
3San Francisco $3,230,702
4Portland, Maine $2,318,746
5Chicago $1,244,870
6St. Louis $1,217,151
7Detroit $1,033,735
8Seattle $826,420
9Minneapolis $401,942
10Miami $295,012

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 0.28 percent compared to last year to $37.29 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 7.45 percent compared to last year to $22.97 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 17.46 percent compared to last year to $15.16 million.
  • Port of Calais, Maine rose 27.33 percent compared to last year to $15.11 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 34.06 percent compared to last year to $10.07 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 China increased $11.93 million, 24.61 percent, (42.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $3.21 million, 22.61 percent, (7.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea decreased $5.33 million, 36.32 percent, (6.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Philippines decreased $517,411, 5.56 percent, (6.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Chile increased $918,936, 17.03 percent, (4.44 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.31 percent of all these Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $95.84 million of the $142.39 million total.

All totaled, 70.66 percent of all these Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $100.61 million of the $142.39 million total