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

Imports: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds, the No. 888 import by value totaled $5.72 million for the month of February, $10.97 million through February 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$4.34 M
2Canada$2.67 M
3Chile$889,040
4Spain$608,753
5Russia$469,306
6France$466,957
7China$344,850
8Germany$301,603
9Turkey$259,585
10Argentina$246,185
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $10.97 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $2,049,452
2Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,992,268
3San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,394,757
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,224,319
5Port of Los Angeles $858,951
6Port Everglades, Fla. $580,703
7Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minn. $549,973
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $411,737
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $388,806
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $278,961

U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds decreased 13.93 percent through February to $10.97 million

U.S. imports of Sunflower seeds decreased 13.93 percent from $12.74 million to $10.97 million through the first two 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 888 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 863 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Bulgaria, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, 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 Moldova, No. 3 France, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 China. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Bulgaria $4,344,026
2Canada $2,669,204
3Chile $889,040
4Spain $608,753
5Russia $469,306
6France $466,957
7China $344,850
8Germany $301,603
9Turkey $259,585
10Argentina $246,185

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 17.26 percent compared to last year to $2.05 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 146.27 percent compared to last year to $1.99 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 20.56 percent compared to last year to $1.39 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 51.74 percent compared to last year to $1.22 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 22.08 percent compared to last year to $858,951.

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 $300,345, 7.43 percent, (39.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $1.39 million, 108.37 percent, (24.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Chile increased $713,318, 405.94 percent, (8.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $541,172, 800.78 percent, (5.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Russia increased $43,239, 10.15 percent, (4.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.9 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $8.98 million of the $10.97 million total.

All totaled, 68.58 percent of all these Sunflower seeds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $7.52 million of the $10.97 million total