Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2020.

Imports: Potatoes (except sweet potatoes)

Potatoes (except sweet potatoes), the No. 535 import by value totaled $38.76 million for the month of March, $87.05 million through March of 2020, and $208.3 million for all of 2019, 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) increased 40.57 percent through March to $87.05 million

U.S. imports of Potatoes (except sweet potatoes) increased 40.57 percent from $61.93 million to $87.05 million through the first three months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 535 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 641 for the last full year with a total value of $208.3 million, a $18.99 million, 8.36 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, theleading sources only markets for U.S. imports of were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Ecuador and No. 4 Colombia. 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 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $87,024,578
2Colombia $27,433
3Ecuador $0
4China $0

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland, Maine $7,480,713
2Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,519,145
3Pembina, N.D. $3,180,215
4San Juan $2,414,719
5Buffalo $2,233,588
6Seattle $1,299,842
7Detroit $1,208,604
8Great Falls, Mont. $1,069,077
9Miami $431,190
10St. Albans, Vt. $149,393

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 rose 56.77 percent compared to last year to $26.81 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 81.7 percent compared to last year to $11.18 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 105.17 percent compared to last year to $8.99 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 29.33 percent compared to last year to $7.62 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 2.77 percent compared to last year to $6.26 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 $25.21 million, 40.78 percent, (99.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Colombia increased $13,740, 100.34 percent, (0.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $77,381, 100 percent, (0 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Ecuador decreased $17,148, 100 percent, (0 percent market share).

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 $87.05 million of the $87.05 million total.

All totaled, 69.91 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 $60.86 million of the $87.05 million total