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

Imports: Tomatoes, fresh or chilled

Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, the No. 179 import by value totaled $217.52 million for the month of December, $2.38 billion through December of 2018, and $2.18 billion 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
1Mexico$2.06 B
2Canada$290.96 M
3Dominican Republic$14.71 M
4Guatemala$14.43 M
5New Zealand$187,507
6Ecuador$58,721
7The Netherlands$3,563
8China$0
9Trinidad and Tobago$0
10Singapore$0
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.38 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $577,228,581
2Pharr International Bridge in Texas $562,942,887
3Port Laredo $527,388,789
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $300,183,221
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $272,209,993
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $53,452,064
7Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $35,020,268
8Port Everglades, Fla. $8,854,080
9Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $8,144,772
10Port of New York $8,042,886

U.S. imports of Tomatoes, fresh or chilled increased 9.41 percent through December to $2.38 billion

U.S. imports of Tomatoes, fresh or chilled increased 9.41 percent from $2.18 billion to $2.38 billion in 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 179 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 178 for the last full year with a total value of $2.18 billion, a $86.06 million, 3.80 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 New Zealand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 New Zealand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 2 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,061,776,959
2Canada $290,962,388
3Dominican Republic $14,709,213
4Guatemala $14,432,091
5New Zealand $187,507
6Ecuador $58,721
7The Netherlands $3,563
8Spain $0

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $328,706,841
2Phoenix/Nogales $242,296,271
3San Diego $72,280,752
4Detroit $48,854,735
5Miami $6,165,779
6Buffalo $5,899,469
7New York City $1,912,353
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $815,584
9Seattle $808,544
10San Juan $700,706

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 13.19 percent compared to last year to $577.23 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 5.81 percent compared to last year to $562.94 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 21.53 percent compared to last year to $527.39 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 3.44 percent compared to last year to $300.18 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 0.34 percent compared to last year to $272.21 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 Mexico increased $219.47 million, 11.91 percent, (86.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $21.94 million, 7.01 percent, (12.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Dominican Republic increased $2.18 million, 17.38 percent, (0.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Guatemala increased $5.22 million, 56.74 percent, (0.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 New Zealand decreased $50,014, 21.06 percent, (0.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Tomatoes, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.38 billion of the $2.38 billion total.

All totaled, 94.03 percent of all these Tomatoes, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.24 billion of the $2.38 billion total