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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 856 import by value totaled $10.09 million for the month of August, $57.98 million through August of 2019, and $65.87 million for all of 2018, 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$21.31 M
2Canada$11.82 M
3Argentina$6.33 M
4Chile$3.25 M
5Moldova$2.93 M
6China$2.33 M
7Russia$1.54 M
8Germany$1.29 M
9Spain$1.25 M
10Turkey$1.25 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $57.98 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $9,212,547
2Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $9,041,840
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $6,292,914
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $6,255,240
5Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $4,409,584
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,718,437
7San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $2,923,913
8Port of Stockton, Calif. $2,853,735
9Port of Los Angeles $2,716,932
10Miami International Airport $1,495,521

U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds increased 25.24 percent through August to $57.98 million

U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds increased 25.24 percent from $46.29 million to $57.98 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 856 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 891 for the last full year with a total value of $65.87 million, a $10.13 million, 18.17 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Bulgaria, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Moldova. 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn..

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Bulgaria $21,305,866
2Canada $11,823,875
3Argentina $6,329,340
4Chile $3,245,254
5Moldova $2,928,518
6China $2,330,990
7Russia $1,538,736
8Germany $1,287,870
9Spain $1,253,805
10Turkey $1,252,313

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $5,573,578
2New York City $3,490,267
3Pembina, N.D. $3,238,813
4Minneapolis $2,837,442
5Los Angeles $2,083,079
6Baltimore $1,732,873
7Atlanta/Savannah $1,041,993
8Portland/Columbia-Snake River $727,739
9Chicago $656,721
10St. Albans, Vt. $466,100

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 13.62 percent compared to last year to $9.21 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 116.82 percent compared to last year to $9.04 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 41.11 percent compared to last year to $6.29 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 80.86 percent compared to last year to $6.26 million.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. rose 1326.03 percent compared to last year to $4.41 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 $4.86 million, 29.55 percent, (36.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $5.64 million, 91.08 percent, (20.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina increased $1.06 million, 20.13 percent, (10.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Chile decreased $621,423, 16.07 percent, (5.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Moldova increased $394,931, 15.59 percent, (5.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.71 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $45.63 million of the $57.98 million total.

All totaled, 60.74 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $35.21 million of the $57.98 million total