Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through June 2020.

Imports: Melons and papayas

Melons and papayas, the No. 298 import by value totaled $54.86 million for the month of June, $514.87 million through June of 2020, and $808.75 million for all of 2019, 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
1Mexico$276.99 M
2Guatemala$119.45 M
3Honduras$99.77 M
4Costa Rica$16.44 M
5Brazil$1.36 M
6Panama$400,245
7Dominican Republic$220,600
8Jamaica$199,681
9Belize$36,120
10Thailand$3,531
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U.S. imports of Melons and papayas decreased 14.12 percent through June to $514.87 million

U.S. imports of Melons and papayas decreased 14.12 percent from $599.5 million to $514.87 million through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 298 through June among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 299 for the last full year with a total value of $808.75 million, a $39.59 million, 5.15 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Guatemala, No. 3 Honduras, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 3 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 4 Port Hueneme, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 3 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first six months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 20.01 percent compared to last year to $207.39 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 12.18 percent compared to last year to $80.02 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. fell 3.66 percent compared to last year to $53.73 million.
  • Port Hueneme, Calif. rose 143.9 percent compared to last year to $27 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 8 percent compared to last year to $25.33 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 Mexico decreased $57.97 million, 17.31 percent, (53.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Guatemala increased $2.11 million, 1.8 percent, (23.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Honduras decreased $24.39 million, 19.64 percent, (19.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Costa Rica decreased $4.11 million, 19.98 percent, (3.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil increased $164,148, 13.73 percent, (0.26 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.83 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $514.01 million of the $514.87 million total.

All totaled, 76.42 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $393.47 million of the $514.87 million total