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

Imports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 738 import by value totaled $10.5 million for the month of May, $58.05 million through May of 2020, and $81.31 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
1Bulgaria$31.51 M
2Canada$12.18 M
3Chile$2.81 M
4China$2.05 M
5Argentina$1.63 M
6Moldova$1.38 M
7France$1.27 M
8Russia$1.19 M
9Germany$1.12 M
10Turkey$638,387
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U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds increased 79.58 percent through May to $58.05 million

U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds increased 79.58 percent from $32.32 million to $58.05 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 738 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 869 for the last full year with a total value of $81.31 million, a $15.43 million, 23.43 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Bulgaria, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 China and No. 5 Argentina. The leading gateways were No. 1 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn., No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Bulgaria, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn..

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:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. rose 834.24 percent compared to last year to $16.86 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 78.89 percent compared to last year to $9.87 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 61.68 percent compared to last year to $8.76 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 14.68 percent compared to last year to $3.78 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 42 percent compared to last year to $2.73 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 $18.72 million, 146.31 percent, (54.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $5.1 million, 71.98 percent, (20.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Chile decreased $210,283, 6.97 percent, (4.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $800,095, 63.91 percent, (3.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Argentina increased $60,998, 3.89 percent, (2.8 percent market share).

All totaled, 86.44 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $50.18 million of the $58.05 million total.

All totaled, 72.36 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $42 million of the $58.05 million total