Current data is through December 2019.

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

Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane, the No. 725 import by value totaled $17.54 million for the month of December, $171.16 million through December of 2019, and $182.53 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

RankCountry2019
1China$56.16 M
2Canada$16.09 M
3Philippines$15.37 M
4South Korea$14.61 M
5Peru$10.33 M
6Indonesia$7.24 M
7Japan$7.11 M
8Chile$6.51 M
9India$6.06 M
10Mexico$3.9 M
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U.S. imports of Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane decreased 6.23 percent through December 2019 to $171.16 million

U.S. imports of Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane decreased 6.23 percent from $182.53 million to $171.16 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 725 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 719 for the last full year with a total value of $182.53 million, a $17.28 million, 10.45 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Philippines, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Calais, Maine, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 10.33 percent to $43.86 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 6.19 percent to $27.58 million.
  • Port of Calais, Maine fell 4.93 percent to $16.04 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 30.59 percent to $14.05 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 1.03 percent to $10.99 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 decreased $26.3 million, 31.89 percent, (32.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $3.09 million, 23.8 percent, (9.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Philippines increased $4.51 million, 41.6 percent, (8.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $3.1 million, 26.98 percent, (8.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Peru increased $3.24 million, 45.69 percent, (6.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.76 percent of all these Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $112.56 million of the $171.16 million total.

All totaled, 65.74 percent of all these Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $112.52 million of the $171.16 million total.