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

Imports: Peppers, including black pepper

Peppers, including black pepper, the No. 445 import by value totaled $53.38 million for the month of March, $150.74 million through March of 2019, and $606.27 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
1Vietnam$36.61 M
2China$27.97 M
3India$22.24 M
4Mexico$18.67 M
5Spain$9.75 M
6Brazil$8.64 M
7Peru$7.63 M
8Indonesia$5.64 M
9Germany$2.4 M
10Ecuador$1.51 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $150.74 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $41,022,724
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $26,788,884
3Port of Los Angeles $23,704,581
4Port of Virginia $7,289,897
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $5,472,872
6Port of Houston $5,392,714
7Port of New Orleans $4,041,732
8Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $3,673,437
9Port Miami $3,342,387
10Port Columbus International Airport, N.M. $3,299,483

U.S. imports of Peppers, including black pepper decreased 1.48 percent through March to $150.74 million

U.S. imports of Peppers, including black pepper decreased 1.48 percent from $153 million to $150.74 million through the first three 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 445 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 442 for the last full year with a total value of $606.27 million, a $157.83 million, 20.66 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Vietnam, No. 2 China, No. 3 India, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Vietnam, No. 2 India, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Vietnam $36,614,010
2China $27,965,770
3India $22,239,615
4Mexico $18,668,554
5Spain $9,748,630
6Brazil $8,638,776
7Peru $7,627,570
8Indonesia $5,636,589
9Germany $2,400,401
10Ecuador $1,505,455

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $48,947,393
2Baltimore $41,778,994
3Los Angeles $33,236,184
4Chicago $17,703,733
5El Paso $11,796,713
6San Francisco $8,801,062
7Laredo $7,658,312
8Houston $7,275,535
9Miami $5,354,863
10San Diego $4,331,021

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 7.77 percent compared to last year to $41.02 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 19.41 percent compared to last year to $26.79 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 5.11 percent compared to last year to $23.7 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 66.34 percent compared to last year to $7.29 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 10.6 percent compared to last year to $5.47 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 Vietnam decreased $3.01 million, 7.6 percent, (24.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $7.05 million, 33.7 percent, (18.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India decreased $2.16 million, 8.86 percent, (14.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $153,314, 0.81 percent, (12.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain decreased $409,009, 4.03 percent, (6.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.45 percent of all these Peppers, including black pepper imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $115.24 million of the $150.74 million total.

All totaled, 69.18 percent of all these Peppers, including black pepper imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $104.28 million of the $150.74 million total