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

Imports: Live fish

Live fish, the No. 916 import by value totaled $4.48 million for the month of September, $43.99 million through September of 2019, and $61.24 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
1South Korea$8.19 M
2Singapore$5.96 M
3Thailand$5.81 M
4Indonesia$3.52 M
5Sri Lanka$2.74 M
6Philippines$2.01 M
7Taiwan$1.96 M
8Australia$1.49 M
9Vietnam$1.48 M
10Japan$1.27 M
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U.S. imports of Live fish decreased 4.17 percent through September to $43.99 million

U.S. imports of Live fish decreased 4.17 percent from $45.9 million to $43.99 million through the first nine 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 916 through September among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 917 for the last full year with a total value of $61.24 million, a $4.33 million, 7.62 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Sri Lanka. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Sri Lanka. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $8,188,179
2Singapore $5,956,626
3Thailand $5,805,540
4Indonesia $3,517,535
5Sri Lanka $2,736,817
6Philippines $2,006,330
7Taiwan $1,960,803
8Australia $1,490,558
9Vietnam $1,480,941
10Japan $1,272,898

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $10,391,816
2New York City $2,611,158
3Atlanta/Savannah $2,066,788
4Chicago $1,148,014
5Miami $845,960
6Honolulu $679,501
7Jacksonville/Tampa $657,924
8San Francisco $563,272
9Seattle $373,609
10Boston $224,260

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 2.3 percent compared to last year to $21.67 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 3.06 percent compared to last year to $5.44 million.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fell 12.55 percent compared to last year to $3.5 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 3.03 percent compared to last year to $2.79 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 0.43 percent compared to last year to $2.16 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 South Korea decreased $145,852, 1.75 percent, (18.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Singapore increased $255,670, 4.48 percent, (13.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $213,071, 3.81 percent, (13.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Indonesia decreased $613,570, 14.85 percent, (8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Sri Lanka increased $98,955, 3.75 percent, (6.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.57 percent of all these Live fish imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $26.2 million of the $43.99 million total.

All totaled, 80.83 percent of all these Live fish imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $35.56 million of the $43.99 million total

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