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

Imports: Wheat

Wheat, the No. 505 import by value totaled $26.59 million for the month of August, $302.96 million through August of 2019, and $791.69 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
1Canada$297.53 M
2Argentina$4.9 M
3Italy$312,627
4India$67,747
5Peru$39,333
6United Kingdom$21,834
7Pakistan$14,716
8Israel$14,585
9Austria$13,305
10United Arab Emirates$10,951
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $302.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $57,013,166
2Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $38,750,671
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $31,259,435
4Northgate Border Crossing, N.D. $29,339,175
5International Falls, Minn. $26,971,376
6Port of Eastport, Idaho $26,666,548
7Port of Toledo, Ohio $22,047,711
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $21,902,106
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $12,328,483
10Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $6,245,600

U.S. imports of Wheat decreased 47.84 percent through August to $302.96 million

U.S. imports of Wheat decreased 47.84 percent from $580.81 million to $302.96 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 505 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 377 for the last full year with a total value of $791.69 million, a $96.72 million, 13.92 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 India and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Northgate Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 International Falls, Minn..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 India and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of Eastport, Idaho and No. 5 Northgate Border Crossing, N.D..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $297,528,175
2Argentina $4,898,121
3Italy $312,627
4India $67,747
5Peru $39,333
6United Kingdom $21,834
7Pakistan $14,716
8Israel $14,585
9Austria $13,305
10United Arab Emirates $10,951

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Pembina, N.D. $115,110,432
2Duluth, Minn. $33,794,008
3Great Falls, Mont. $31,167,112
4San Juan $18,783,209
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $13,124,350
6Detroit $10,290,645
7Buffalo $8,912,282
8Cleveland $6,992,039
9San Francisco $1,906,662
10Seattle $633,975

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:

  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 62.11 percent compared to last year to $57.01 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 57.67 percent compared to last year to $38.75 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 27.97 percent compared to last year to $31.26 million.
  • Northgate Border Crossing, N.D. fell 28.27 percent compared to last year to $29.34 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. fell 70.28 percent compared to last year to $26.97 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 Canada decreased $280.9 million, 48.56 percent, (98.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Argentina increased $3.07 million, 168.21 percent, (1.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy decreased $2,376, 0.75 percent, (0.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $3,349, 5.2 percent, (0.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Peru decreased $5,427, 12.12 percent, (0.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.96 percent of all these Wheat imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $302.85 million of the $302.96 million total.

All totaled, 60.51 percent of all these Wheat imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $183.33 million of the $302.96 million total