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

Imports: Sugars

Sugars, the No. 629 import by value totaled $14.91 million for the month of May, $96.77 million through May of 2020, and $154.77 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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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Portugal$26.65 M
2China$18.24 M
3Germany$13.01 M
4Japan$6.81 M
5Canada$4.87 M
6The Netherlands$4.25 M
7Thailand$3.87 M
8France$3.58 M
9Italy$3.04 M
10Denmark$2.67 M
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U.S. imports of Sugars increased 62.29 percent through May to $96.77 million

U.S. imports of Sugars increased 62.29 percent from $59.63 million to $96.77 million through the first five 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 629 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 754 for the last full year with a total value of $154.77 million, a $6.48 million, 4.37 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Portugal, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 9519.19 percent compared to last year to $21.83 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 38.85 percent compared to last year to $12.23 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 20.05 percent compared to last year to $11.54 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 42.04 percent compared to last year to $10.48 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 322.19 percent compared to last year to $5.34 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 Portugal increased $24.89 million, 1412.3 percent, (27.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $5.86 million, 47.36 percent, (18.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $1.63 million, 14.37 percent, (13.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $827,709, 10.84 percent, (7.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $685,961, 12.36 percent, (5.03 percent market share).

All totaled, 71.89 percent of all these Sugars imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $69.57 million of the $96.77 million total.

All totaled, 63.47 percent of all these Sugars imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $61.43 million of the $96.77 million total