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

Imports: Fresh-cut flowers

Fresh-cut flowers, the No. 189 import by value totaled $149.96 million for the month of February, $320.74 million through February of 2020, and $1.31 billion 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
1Colombia$197.49 M
2Ecuador$76.57 M
3The Netherlands$13.78 M
4Canada$12.38 M
5Mexico$6.15 M
6Costa Rica$4.05 M
7Guatemala$2.98 M
8Israel$1.32 M
9Japan$899,590
10Thailand$748,908
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $320.74 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami Int’l Airport $261,142,115
2Port Miami $10,640,480
3Los Angeles International Airport $10,099,473
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $8,945,999
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,708,792
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $3,629,506
7Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $3,111,442
8Port Laredo $2,272,652
9Port of San Diego, Calif. $2,198,672
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,033,128

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers decreased 0.15 percent through February to $320.74 million

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers decreased 0.15 percent from $321.23 million to $320.74 million through the first two 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 189 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 201 for the last full year with a total value of $1.31 billion, a $67.17 million, 5.40 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this 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 Int’l Airport, No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Int’l 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.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Colombia $197,485,976
2Ecuador $76,565,743
3The Netherlands $13,778,849
4Canada $12,384,214
5Mexico $6,153,411
6Costa Rica $4,049,482
7Guatemala $2,982,808
8Israel $1,320,760
9Japan $899,590
10Thailand $748,908

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $67,046,897
2Los Angeles $3,920,910
3New York City $3,433,877
4Buffalo $1,985,421
5San Diego $1,556,882
6Dallas $975,737
7Detroit $479,479
8Laredo $411,536
9Chicago $344,109
10Washington, D.C. $331,781

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:

  • Miami Int’l Airport fell 0.75 percent compared to last year to $261.14 million.
  • Port Miami rose 112.1 percent compared to last year to $10.64 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 16.65 percent compared to last year to $10.1 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 4.42 percent compared to last year to $8.95 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 3.03 percent compared to last year to $7.71 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 $1.26 million, 0.64 percent, (61.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ecuador decreased $331,253, 0.43 percent, (23.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $323,788, 2.3 percent, (4.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $420,994, 3.52 percent, (3.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $828,157, 11.86 percent, (1.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.52 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $306.37 million of the $320.74 million total.

All totaled, 93.08 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $298.54 million of the $320.74 million total