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

Imports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 80 import by value totaled $375.5 million for the month of February, $922.08 million through February of 2020, and $5.78 billion 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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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Singapore$492.98 M
2Canada$121.58 M
3China$41.2 M
4Thailand$34.1 M
5Germany$22.68 M
6Mexico$19.45 M
7Denmark$17.07 M
8United Kingdom$15.15 M
9The Netherlands$13.81 M
10Italy$13.27 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $922.08 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $504,777,442
2Port of Newark $60,448,369
3Port of Los Angeles $49,210,182
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $30,567,575
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $29,350,897
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $28,935,805
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $22,582,388
8Port of Charleston $18,983,053
9Port of Chester, Penn. $18,615,342
10Port of Virginia $15,442,094

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 16.92 percent through February to $922.08 million

U.S. imports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 16.92 percent from $788.62 million to $922.08 million through the first two 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 80 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 94 for the last full year with a total value of $5.78 billion, a $511.82 million, 9.72 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Singapore $492,979,392
2Canada $121,578,194
3China $41,201,553
4Thailand $34,103,845
5Germany $22,680,630
6Mexico $19,449,386
7Denmark $17,074,034
8United Kingdom $15,147,995
9The Netherlands $13,814,240
10Italy $13,265,362

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $182,797,791
2New York City $32,103,210
3Chicago $27,233,124
4Los Angeles $25,884,187
5Detroit $20,443,549
6Seattle $17,835,927
7Philadelphia $15,670,653
8Buffalo $13,708,430
9Charleston $8,982,623
10Laredo $7,627,371

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 41.37 percent compared to last year to $504.78 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 10.4 percent compared to last year to $60.45 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 9.85 percent compared to last year to $49.21 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 20.38 percent compared to last year to $30.57 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 11.82 percent compared to last year to $29.35 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 Singapore increased $142.46 million, 40.64 percent, (53.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $15.19 million, 11.11 percent, (13.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $340,579, 0.83 percent, (4.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $5.73 million, 20.18 percent, (3.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $4.12 million, 22.22 percent, (2.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.28 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $712.54 million of the $922.08 million total.

All totaled, 73.13 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $674.35 million of the $922.08 million total