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

Imports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 641 import by value totaled $22.85 million for the month of March, $61.93 million through March of 2019, and $227.29 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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U.S. imports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) decreased 13.97 percent through March to $61.93 million

U.S. imports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) decreased 13.97 percent from $71.98 million to $61.93 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 641 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 604 for the last full year with a total value of $227.29 million, a $11.18 million, 5.17 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Costa Rica. 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Eastport, Idaho.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Colombia, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 China. 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $61,817,657
2China $77,381
3Ecuador $17,148
4Colombia $13,693
5Costa Rica $0

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland, Maine $28,829,409
2Pembina, N.D. $13,109,357
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $9,298,255
4Great Falls, Mont. $8,256,434
5Buffalo $7,724,759
6San Juan $7,348,500
7Seattle $4,528,762
8Detroit $4,290,412
9Miami $1,420,773
10St. Albans, Vt. $787,877

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:

  • Houlton Border Crossing, Maine fell 19.33 percent compared to last year to $17.1 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 27.43 percent compared to last year to $6.15 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 0.66 percent compared to last year to $6.09 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 1.96 percent compared to last year to $5.89 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 7.01 percent compared to last year to $5.21 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 decreased $10.12 million, 14.06 percent, (99.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $77,381, 0 percent, (0.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ecuador increased $8,778, 104.87 percent, (0.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia decreased $23,261, 62.95 percent, (0.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Costa Rica decreased $2,070, 100 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 March of this year. That is equal to $61.93 million of the $61.93 million total.

All totaled, 65.32 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $40.45 million of the $61.93 million total