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

Imports: Oats

Oats, the No. 531 import by value totaled $18.46 million for the month of May, $147.34 million through May of 2020, and $337.84 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
1Canada$138.08 M
2Sweden$5.59 M
3Finland$3.3 M
4Ireland$211,000
5Spain$66,209
6Germany$28,378
7South Korea$20,875
8China$9,613
9Poland$8,772
10Japan$8,613
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U.S. imports of Oats increased 13.90 percent through May to $147.34 million

U.S. imports of Oats increased 13.90 percent from $129.36 million to $147.34 million through the first five 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 531 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 592 for the last full year with a total value of $337.84 million, a $21.91 million, 6.93 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Sweden, No. 3 Finland, No. 4 Ireland and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Toledo, Ohio, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 India, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Uruguay. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Port of Toledo, Ohio, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Northgate Border Crossing, N.D..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. fell 2.41 percent compared to last year to $48.32 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 7.77 percent compared to last year to $46.81 million.
  • Port of Toledo, Ohio rose 12.03 percent compared to last year to $15.25 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 5.01 percent compared to last year to $7.07 million.
  • Port of Houston totaled $4.67 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $8.8 million, 6.8 percent, (93.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Sweden increased $5.59 million, 0 percent, (3.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Finland increased $3.3 million, 0 percent, (2.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Ireland increased $211,000, 0 percent, (0.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $66,209, 0 percent, (0.04 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.94 percent of all these Oats imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $147.24 million of the $147.34 million total.

All totaled, 82.89 percent of all these Oats imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $122.13 million of the $147.34 million total