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

Imports: Peppers, including black pepper

Peppers, including black pepper, the No. 453 import by value totaled $49.31 million for the month of December, $606.27 million through December of 2018, and $764.1 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
1Vietnam$174.03 M
2India$97.01 M
3China$85.76 M
4Mexico$68.63 M
5Brazil$41.45 M
6Spain$35.46 M
7Peru$32.46 M
8Indonesia$24.18 M
9Ecuador$6.29 M
10Germany$6.18 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $606.27 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $169,985,195
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $128,259,012
3Port of Los Angeles $93,092,696
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $27,377,151
5Port of Houston $22,455,131
6Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $16,938,374
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $16,390,045
8Port of Virginia $16,302,907
9Port of Long Beach $13,950,346
10Port Miami $11,118,931

U.S. imports of Peppers, including black pepper decreased 20.66 percent through December to $606.27 million

U.S. imports of Peppers, including black pepper decreased 20.66 percent from $764.1 million to $606.27 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 453 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 390 for the last full year with a total value of $764.1 million, a $162.7 million, 17.56 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Vietnam, No. 2 India, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 China 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 Virginia and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Vietnam $174,025,164
2India $97,014,086
3China $85,760,352
4Mexico $68,633,513
5Brazil $41,445,833
6Spain $35,463,230
7Peru $32,462,455
8Indonesia $24,176,488
9Ecuador $6,288,245
10Germany $6,180,087

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $37,522,743
2Baltimore $33,082,017
3Los Angeles $23,371,458
4Chicago $12,696,552
5El Paso $9,047,867
6San Francisco $6,228,559
7Laredo $5,128,523
8Houston $4,096,463
9Miami $3,153,438
10San Diego $3,107,410

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 26.86 percent compared to last year to $169.99 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 29.52 percent compared to last year to $128.26 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 17.34 percent compared to last year to $93.09 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 6.83 percent compared to last year to $27.38 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 30.75 percent compared to last year to $22.46 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 Vietnam decreased $68.02 million, 28.1 percent, (28.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India decreased $25.79 million, 21 percent, (16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $5.05 million, 6.26 percent, (14.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $11.36 million, 19.84 percent, (11.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $26.07 million, 38.61 percent, (6.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.01 percent of all these Peppers, including black pepper imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $466.88 million of the $606.27 million total.

All totaled, 72.77 percent of all these Peppers, including black pepper imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $441.17 million of the $606.27 million total