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

Imports: Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing

Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, the No. 456 import by value totaled $64.28 million for the month of December, $602.03 million through December of 2018, and $591.37 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$96.4 M
2The Netherlands$88.6 M
3China$65.61 M
4Chile$55.1 M
5Denmark$34.43 M
6France$30.3 M
7India$27.75 M
8Thailand$24.89 M
9Israel$18.86 M
10Italy$14.87 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $602.03 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $110,707,304
2Los Angeles International Airport $87,759,441
3Port of Los Angeles $70,122,912
4Miami International Airport $52,010,600
5Port of New Orleans $51,101,297
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $31,891,885
7Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $31,415,306
8Port of Newark $21,439,557
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $19,924,056
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $12,567,918

U.S. imports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing increased 1.80 percent through December to $602.03 million

U.S. imports of Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing increased 1.80 percent from $591.37 million to $602.03 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 456 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 442 for the last full year with a total value of $591.37 million, a $28.47 million, 5.06 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 China, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Denmark. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 China, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $96,402,766
2The Netherlands $88,597,053
3China $65,610,624
4Chile $55,100,266
5Denmark $34,429,528
6France $30,302,759
7India $27,751,323
8Thailand $24,891,549
9Israel $18,858,113
10Italy $14,872,974

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $49,414,503
2San Francisco $29,440,045
3Miami $14,932,365
4Great Falls, Mont. $14,877,358
5New Orleans $13,587,139
6Pembina, N.D. $11,041,904
7Seattle $9,292,191
8New York City $7,917,990
9Cleveland $2,688,672
10Chicago $2,264,730

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 0.32 percent compared to last year to $110.71 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 4.64 percent compared to last year to $87.76 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 43.94 percent compared to last year to $70.12 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 16.02 percent compared to last year to $52.01 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 25.32 percent compared to last year to $51.1 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 $519,616, 0.54 percent, (16.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 The Netherlands increased $1.29 million, 1.47 percent, (14.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $13.15 million, 16.69 percent, (10.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Chile increased $3.54 million, 6.87 percent, (9.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Denmark increased $14.86 million, 75.9 percent, (5.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.5 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $340.14 million of the $602.03 million total.

All totaled, 61.74 percent of all these Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $371.7 million of the $602.03 million total