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

Imports: Melons and papayas

Melons and papayas, the No. 374 import by value totaled $13.52 million for the month of September, $638.26 million through September of 2019, and $769.16 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
1Mexico$365.55 M
2Honduras$124.15 M
3Guatemala$124.13 M
4Costa Rica$20.55 M
5Brazil$1.52 M
6Jamaica$618,143
7Canada$496,985
8Dominican Republic$457,399
9Panama$413,953
10Belize$148,446
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $638.26 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $262,202,035
2Port Everglades, Fla. $95,280,504
3Port of Chester, Penn. $55,774,506
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $39,375,799
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $36,778,936
6Port of Philadelphia $27,535,538
7Port Miami $26,383,480
8Port of Los Angeles $19,222,783
9Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $15,376,674
10Port of Long Beach $13,537,121

U.S. imports of Melons and papayas increased 3.87 percent through September to $638.26 million

U.S. imports of Melons and papayas increased 3.87 percent from $614.47 million to $638.26 million through the first nine 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 374 through September among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 388 for the last full year with a total value of $769.16 million, a $2.22 million, 0.29 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through September of this 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Philadelphia, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $365,550,984
2Honduras $124,154,669
3Guatemala $124,132,512
4Costa Rica $20,550,594
5Brazil $1,521,659
6Jamaica $618,143
7Canada $496,985
8Dominican Republic $457,399
9Panama $413,953
10Belize $148,446

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $89,287,592
2Phoenix/Nogales $63,777,372
3Philadelphia $56,539,528
4Los Angeles $30,128,685
5Laredo $18,542,781
6San Diego $12,555,463
7Houston $11,994,115
8Jacksonville/Tampa $5,604,316
9San Juan $216,808
10New York City $183,905

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 24.66 percent compared to last year to $262.2 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 13.14 percent compared to last year to $95.28 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 97.21 percent compared to last year to $55.77 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 8.02 percent compared to last year to $39.38 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 7.83 percent compared to last year to $36.78 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 Mexico increased $60.87 million, 19.98 percent, (57.27 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Honduras increased $22.56 million, 22.21 percent, (19.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Guatemala decreased $50.52 million, 28.93 percent, (19.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Costa Rica decreased $7.43 million, 26.56 percent, (3.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $129,454, 7.84 percent, (0.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.63 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $635.91 million of the $638.26 million total.

All totaled, 76.68 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $489.41 million of the $638.26 million total

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