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

Imports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 674 import by value totaled $18.44 million for the month of October, $187.66 million through October of 2018, and $216.11 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$187.53 M
2Colombia$70,519
3China$32,177
4Ecuador$28,189
5Peru$2,566
6Costa Rica$2,070
7Malaysia$0
8Thailand$0
9Dominica$0
10Grenada$0
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $187.66 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $50,650,084
2Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $20,554,862
3Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $20,239,781
4Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $18,659,233
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $15,770,394
6Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $11,955,261
7Port of Eastport, Idaho $8,768,289
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,989,193
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $5,360,570
10Port of Calais, Maine $5,015,874

U.S. imports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 8.36 percent through October to $187.66 million

U.S. imports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 8.36 percent from $173.19 million to $187.66 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 674 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 666 for the last full year with a total value of $216.11 million, a $15.11 million, 7.52 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Colombia, No. 3 China, No. 4 Ecuador and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Houlton Border Crossing, Maine, No. 2 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Colombia, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 Ghana and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Houlton Border Crossing, Maine, No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $187,525,565
2Colombia $70,519
3China $32,177
4Ecuador $28,189
5Peru $2,566
6Costa Rica $2,070
7Ghana $0

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland, Maine $15,584,424
2Pembina, N.D. $7,541,512
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $5,981,893
4Great Falls, Mont. $4,512,780
5San Juan $3,842,893
6Buffalo $3,834,106
7Detroit $2,111,993
8Seattle $1,641,881
9Miami $495,853
10St. Albans, Vt. $437,659

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:

  • Houlton Border Crossing, Maine rose 11.6 percent compared to last year to $50.65 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 17.58 percent compared to last year to $20.55 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 26.33 percent compared to last year to $20.24 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 18.07 percent compared to last year to $18.66 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 21.14 percent compared to last year to $15.77 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 $14.5 million, 8.38 percent, (99.93 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Colombia decreased $38,794, 35.49 percent, (0.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $32,177, 0 percent, (0.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Ecuador decreased $7,306, 20.58 percent, (0.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Peru decreased $119, 4.43 percent, (0 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $187.66 million of the $187.66 million total.

All totaled, 67.08 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $125.87 million of the $187.66 million total