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

Imports: Melons and papayas

Melons and papayas, the No. 399 import by value totaled $43.85 million for the month of October, $658.31 million through October of 2018, and $771.39 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
1Mexico$346.3 M
2Guatemala$176.52 M
3Honduras$101.59 M
4Costa Rica$27.98 M
5Brazil$1.82 M
6Jamaica$1.71 M
7Dominican Republic$743,191
8Panama$703,059
9Belize$475,340
10Canada$235,317
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $658.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $242,507,731
2Port Everglades, Fla. $111,157,137
3Port of Philadelphia $71,836,099
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $40,222,609
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $37,464,392
6Port of Los Angeles $29,111,209
7Port of Chester, Penn. $28,281,618
8Port Hueneme, Calif. $18,851,656
9Port Miami $15,542,231
10Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $13,879,773

U.S. imports of Melons and papayas increased 2.73 percent through October to $658.31 million

U.S. imports of Melons and papayas increased 2.73 percent from $640.83 million to $658.31 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 399 through October 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 $771.39 million, a $56.59 million, 6.83 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Philadelphia, 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 Chester, Penn., No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $346,298,889
2Guatemala $176,521,455
3Honduras $101,592,691
4Costa Rica $27,982,172
5Brazil $1,823,566
6Jamaica $1,713,558
7Dominican Republic $743,191
8Panama $703,059
9Belize $475,340
10Canada $235,317

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $57,663,823
2Philadelphia $43,469,932
3Los Angeles $23,681,865
4Phoenix/Nogales $20,845,427
5Laredo $10,383,613
6Houston $9,615,549
7San Diego $6,581,670
8Jacksonville/Tampa $5,437,607
9San Juan $214,648
10New York City $143,969

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:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 1.62 percent compared to last year to $242.51 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 4.26 percent compared to last year to $111.16 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 70.55 percent compared to last year to $71.84 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 1.08 percent compared to last year to $40.22 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 11.2 percent compared to last year to $37.46 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 $8.78 million, 2.6 percent, (52.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Guatemala increased $8.02 million, 4.76 percent, (26.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Honduras increased $1.16 million, 1.15 percent, (15.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Costa Rica increased $255,794, 0.92 percent, (4.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $856,047, 31.95 percent, (0.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.38 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $654.22 million of the $658.31 million total.

All totaled, 76.44 percent of all these Melons and papayas imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $503.19 million of the $658.31 million total