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

Imports: Misc. grains, cereals

Misc. grains, cereals, the No. 470 import by value totaled $51.36 million for the month of December, $558.27 million through December of 2018, and $496.59 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
1Canada$277.93 M
2Mexico$131.05 M
3Spain$18.12 M
4South Korea$18.01 M
5Thailand$13.45 M
6India$11.27 M
7Peru$10.98 M
8Germany$10.76 M
9Dominican Republic$10.61 M
10France$9.23 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $558.27 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $131,192,065
2Port Laredo $65,980,942
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $62,082,855
4Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $50,563,382
5Port of Newark $43,415,272
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $36,920,597
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $30,930,316
8Port of Los Angeles $25,846,889
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $21,043,934
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $18,541,620

U.S. imports of Misc. grains, cereals increased 12.42 percent through December to $558.27 million

U.S. imports of Misc. grains, cereals increased 12.42 percent from $496.59 million to $558.27 million in 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 470 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 474 for the last full year with a total value of $496.59 million, a $6.01 million, 1.20 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $277,929,551
2Mexico $131,051,702
3Spain $18,123,980
4South Korea $18,007,140
5Thailand $13,446,477
6India $11,272,944
7Peru $10,980,148
8Germany $10,761,559
9Dominican Republic $10,605,951
10France $9,225,233

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $41,521,297
2Buffalo $17,077,625
3Laredo $16,059,634
4San Diego $13,391,757
5New York City $11,390,811
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $8,127,597
7Los Angeles $6,760,814
8San Juan $5,552,897
9Baltimore $3,761,395
10Houston $2,686,172

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 10.26 percent compared to last year to $131.19 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 35.71 percent compared to last year to $65.98 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 14.24 percent compared to last year to $62.08 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 12.74 percent compared to last year to $50.56 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 22.65 percent compared to last year to $43.42 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 Canada increased $21.07 million, 8.2 percent, (49.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $21.58 million, 19.71 percent, (23.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Spain increased $4.29 million, 31.03 percent, (3.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $5.18 million, 40.37 percent, (3.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $5.78 million, 75.5 percent, (2.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.14 percent of all these Misc. grains, cereals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $458.56 million of the $558.27 million total.

All totaled, 63.27 percent of all these Misc. grains, cereals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $353.23 million of the $558.27 million total