Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Fresh-cut flowers

Fresh-cut flowers, the No. 273 import by value totaled $81.61 million for the month of December, $1.31 billion through December of 2019, and $1.24 billion 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

RankCountry2019
1Colombia$789.64 M
2Ecuador$266.49 M
3The Netherlands$77.92 M
4Canada$62.94 M
5Mexico$31.86 M
6Costa Rica$21.8 M
7Guatemala$12.75 M
8Thailand$8.44 M
9Peru$6.32 M
10Israel$5.93 M
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U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 5.40 percent through December 2019 to $1.31 billion

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers increased 5.40 percent from $1.24 billion to $1.31 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 273 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 291 for the last full year with a total value of $1.24 billion, a $60.37 million, 5.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Ecuador, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Ecuador, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Miami International Airport rose 4.28 percent to $1.03 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 4.87 percent to $56.81 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 6.13 percent to $49.15 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 7.84 percent to $42.01 million.
  • Port Miami rose 204.93 percent to $24.72 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 Colombia increased $44.31 million, 5.94 percent, (60.27 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ecuador increased $12.84 million, 5.06 percent, (20.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands increased $3.77 million, 5.09 percent, (5.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.59 million, 4.29 percent, (4.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $1.15 million, 3.75 percent, (2.43 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.8 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.23 billion of the $1.31 billion total.

All totaled, 91.51 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.2 billion of the $1.31 billion total.