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

Imports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 675 import by value totaled $19.78 million for the month of December, $227.29 million through December 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$227.12 M
2Colombia$91,135
3Ecuador$35,234
4China$32,177
5Peru$5,958
6Costa Rica$2,070
7Malaysia$0
8Thailand$0
9Spain$0
10Grenada$0
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $227.29 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $62,381,203
2Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $24,606,066
3Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $24,060,469
4Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $21,896,729
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $19,661,047
6Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $14,816,265
7Port of Eastport, Idaho $9,624,795
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $7,759,113
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $7,191,245
10Port of Calais, Maine $6,169,226

U.S. imports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 5.17 percent through December to $227.29 million

U.S. imports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 5.17 percent from $216.11 million to $227.29 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 675 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 658 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Colombia, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 China 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Colombia, No. 3 Ecuador, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Ghana. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $227,122,193
2Colombia $91,135
3Ecuador $35,234
4China $32,177
5Peru $5,958
6Costa Rica $2,070
7Ghana $0
8The Netherlands $0

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland, Maine $22,173,089
2Pembina, N.D. $10,238,280
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,562,343
4Great Falls, Mont. $6,609,345
5Buffalo $5,797,382
6San Juan $5,524,352
7Detroit $3,205,186
8Seattle $2,910,594
9Miami $1,116,619
10St. Albans, Vt. $629,424

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Houlton Border Crossing, Maine rose 6.34 percent compared to last year to $62.38 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 23.5 percent compared to last year to $24.61 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 3.85 percent compared to last year to $24.06 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 4.75 percent compared to last year to $21.9 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 15.44 percent compared to last year to $19.66 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 $11.23 million, 5.2 percent, (99.93 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Colombia decreased $36,423, 28.55 percent, (0.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Ecuador decreased $4,452, 11.22 percent, (0.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $32,177, 0 percent, (0.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Peru increased $3,273, 121.9 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 December of this year. That is equal to $227.29 million of the $227.29 million total.

All totaled, 67.14 percent of all these Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $152.61 million of the $227.29 million total