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

Imports: Melons and papayas

Melons and papayas, the No. 346 import by value totaled $82.32 million for the month of February, $158.66 million through February 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
1Honduras$55.68 M
2Mexico$49.08 M
3Guatemala$42.88 M
4Costa Rica$10.14 M
5Brazil$501,972
6Panama$151,470
7Dominican Republic$118,139
8Belize$56,000
9Jamaica$31,016
10New Zealand$27,360
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $158.66 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $39,632,569
2Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $27,193,406
3Port of Chester, Penn. $20,023,923
4Port of Philadelphia $13,657,952
5Port of Long Beach $8,970,424
6Port Miami $8,822,569
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $7,984,372
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $7,638,989
9Port Hueneme, Calif. $4,994,655
10Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $4,979,639

U.S. imports of Melons and papayas decreased 11.04 percent through February to $158.66 million

U.S. imports of Melons and papayas decreased 11.04 percent from $178.35 million to $158.66 million through the first two 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 346 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 312 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 2 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Mexico, 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Honduras $55,678,926
2Mexico $49,075,500
3Guatemala $42,876,320
4Costa Rica $10,144,281
5Brazil $501,972
6Panama $151,470
7Dominican Republic $118,139
8Belize $56,000
9Jamaica $31,016
10New Zealand $27,360

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 22.87 percent compared to last year to $39.63 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 30.45 percent compared to last year to $27.19 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 84.38 percent compared to last year to $20.02 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 54.95 percent compared to last year to $13.66 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 705.17 percent compared to last year to $8.97 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 Honduras increased $3.31 million, 6.33 percent, (35.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $10 million, 25.6 percent, (30.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Guatemala decreased $30.67 million, 41.7 percent, (27.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Costa Rica decreased $2.33 million, 18.66 percent, (6.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil increased $145,343, 40.75 percent, (0.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.76 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $158.28 million of the $158.66 million total.

All totaled, 69 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $109.48 million of the $158.66 million total