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

Imports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 900 import by value totaled $5.02 million for the month of October, $55.3 million through October of 2018, and $55.75 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
1Bulgaria$20.4 M
2Canada$8.22 M
3Argentina$6.58 M
4China$5.8 M
5Chile$3.94 M
6Moldova$2.53 M
7France$2.23 M
8Germany$2.22 M
9Russia$1.62 M
10Israel$661,623
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $55.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $13,173,066
2Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $5,633,704
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,696,580
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,066,970
5Port of Los Angeles $3,736,739
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,475,474
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,638,169
8Miami International Airport $2,598,348
9Port of Stockton, Calif. $2,514,530
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $2,278,432

U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds increased 20.64 percent through October to $55.3 million

U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds increased 20.64 percent from $45.83 million to $55.3 million through the first 10 months of 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 900 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 922 for the last full year with a total value of $55.75 million, a $1.3 million, 2.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Bulgaria, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 China and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Bulgaria, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Bulgaria $20,399,036
2Canada $8,216,867
3Argentina $6,575,050
4China $5,802,884
5Chile $3,939,442
6Moldova $2,533,587
7France $2,231,186
8Germany $2,218,546
9Russia $1,618,860
10Israel $661,623

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $4,893,256
2New York City $1,708,301
3Minneapolis $1,472,381
4Pembina, N.D. $884,393
5Baltimore $806,858
6Los Angeles $721,857
7Atlanta/Savannah $532,824
8Portland/Columbia-Snake River $415,651
9St. Albans, Vt. $210,102
10Cleveland $197,585

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 40 percent compared to last year to $13.17 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 13.04 percent compared to last year to $5.63 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 47.31 percent compared to last year to $4.7 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 11.14 percent compared to last year to $4.07 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 85.47 percent compared to last year to $3.74 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 Bulgaria increased $6.2 million, 43.62 percent, (36.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $777,933, 10.46 percent, (14.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina decreased $1.91 million, 22.51 percent, (11.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $886,102, 18.02 percent, (10.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Chile increased $1.17 million, 42.21 percent, (7.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.26 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $44.93 million of the $55.3 million total.

All totaled, 56.62 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $31.31 million of the $55.3 million total