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

Imports: Fresh-cut flowers

Fresh-cut flowers, the No. 216 import by value totaled $115.31 million for the month of May, $630.77 million through May 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$402.02 M
2Ecuador$132.69 M
3Canada$30.83 M
4The Netherlands$25.72 M
5Mexico$13 M
6Costa Rica$8.91 M
7Guatemala$5.69 M
8Israel$2.5 M
9Peru$1.32 M
10Thailand$1.27 M
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U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers decreased 13.37 percent through May to $630.77 million

U.S. imports of Fresh-cut flowers decreased 13.37 percent from $728.1 million to $630.77 million through the first five 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 216 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 216 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 May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Colombia, No. 2 Ecuador, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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 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.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Miami Int’l Airport fell 8.54 percent compared to last year to $518.57 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 34.41 percent compared to last year to $19.16 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 26.83 percent compared to last year to $17.56 million.
  • Port Miami rose 36.41 percent compared to last year to $15.82 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 44.17 percent compared to last year to $15.05 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 decreased $30.97 million, 7.15 percent, (63.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ecuador decreased $22.74 million, 14.63 percent, (21.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $7.85 million, 20.3 percent, (4.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $18.15 million, 41.38 percent, (4.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $4.66 million, 26.4 percent, (2.06 percent market share).

All totaled, 95.8 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $604.25 million of the $630.77 million total.

All totaled, 92.93 percent of all these Fresh-cut flowers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $586.15 million of the $630.77 million total