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Acquisition market busy in South Florida, from banks to food delivery

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Perishables trade: Ways to boost South Florida's prowess

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South Florida shines as a top trade hub for cut flowers, salmon and some tropical produce, but the area could do more to boost its prowess in other perishables...

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July 2013

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U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products increased 5 percent through July according to the latest U.S. Census bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.

Mattresses and other bedding products ranks 143 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodities as classified by Census. It ranked 147 in for the year ending in December, with a total value of $1,446,896,676, a $72.39 million, 5 percent increased over the 2011 total.

Through July of this year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products are (1) CHINA, (2) MEXICO, (3) INDIA, (4) PAKISTAN, (5) CANADA. The top five Customs districts from which Mattresses and other bedding products imports entered the United States through July are (1) Los Angeles, (2) New York City, (3) San Francisco, (4) Atlanta/Savannah, (5) Seattle.

For all of 2012, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products were (1) CHINA, (2) MEXICO, (3) INDIA, (4) PAKISTAN, (5) CANADA. The top five Customs districts from which Mattresses and other bedding products imports entered the United States were (1) Los Angeles, (2) San Francisco, (3) New York City, (4) Laredo, (5) Atlanta/Savannah.

Highlights for the top five markets through July of this year:

  • U.S. imports from (1) CHINA increased $43.93 million, 4 percent. 78 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products arrived from CHINA
  • U.S. imports from (2) MEXICO decreased ($6.08 million), 5 percent. 8 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products arrived from MEXICO
  • U.S. imports from (3) INDIA increased $4.62 million, 8 percent. 4 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products arrived from INDIA
  • U.S. imports from (4) PAKISTAN increased $7.87 million, 22 percent. 3 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products arrived from PAKISTAN
  • U.S. imports from (5) CANADA decreased ($495,245), 2 percent. 2 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products arrived from CANADA

All totaled, 95 percent of all Mattresses and other bedding products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.43 billion of the $1.52 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts responsible for imports of Mattresses and other bedding products through July of this year:

  • US imports (1) Los Angeles increased $17.19 million, 4 percent. 33 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products shipped to Los Angeles
  • US imports (2) New York City increased $511,695, 0 percent. 11 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products shipped to New York City
  • US imports (3) San Francisco decreased ($13.71 million), 8 percent. 10 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products shipped to San Francisco
  • US imports (4) Atlanta/Savannah increased $5.87 million, 7 percent. 6 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products shipped to Atlanta/Savannah
  • US imports (5) Seattle increased $16.58 million, 25 percent. 5 percent of all U.S. imports of Mattresses and other bedding products shipped to Seattle

All totaled 65 percent of all Mattresses and other bedding products imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through July of this year. That is equal to $988.37 million of the $1.52 billion total.

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