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Top US Fruit Importers (Q1, 2023)


5 MILLION TONS

of perishable fruit enters the United States per month on average.


America eats a lot of fruit...

So who's moving the goods?


3,000-5,000 companies account for 95% of US fruit imports.


One of the leading fruit importers in the US is Dole Food Company, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dole is a well-known brand that is known for its fruits and vegetables. The company imports a variety of fruits, including bananas, pineapples, and grapes from countries such as Costa Rica, Honduras, and Colombia.


Another major player in the fruit importing industry is Chiquita Brands International. This company is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and imports bananas, pineapples, and other tropical fruits from Central and South America. Chiquita has a global network of suppliers and is committed to sustainable and ethical sourcing practices.


Del Monte Fresh Produce is a prominent fruit importer in the US. The company is based in Coral Gables, Florida, and is known for its high-quality fruits and vegetables. Del Monte imports a wide variety of fruits from countries such as Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica. Some of its most popular imports include blueberries, avocados, and oranges.


In addition to these large companies, there are also many smaller fruit importers in the US that play an important role in the industry. These companies may specialize in specific types of fruits or focus on sourcing from certain countries.


For example, Gardikas Produce Co., which is based in Santa Fe Springs, California, specializes in the importation of citrus fruits from South America to California.


In 2022, Gardikas Produce Co. imported ~97 containers containing ~1,242,764 kg of non-durable goods.
The company imports mainly Mandarins, Oranges, and Lemons, from countries such as Mexico and Panama.

Gardikas Produce Co. imports are notably seasonal, with all shipments arriving between June and December.


Overall, the US fruit import market is diverse and competitive, with many companies playing important roles in the industry. Whether it is large corporations or smaller, specialized importers, these companies are committed to providing high-quality fruits from around the world to American consumers.



Freight Volume (2022)

Top Ports

Top Countries

Products



37,000 shipments


3.8 billion KG


268,000 containers

PHILADELPHIA ,PA

PORT HUENEME, CA

PORT MANATEE, FL

GALVESTON, TX

PORT EVERGLADES, FL


GUATEMALA

COSTA RICA

ECUADOR

PANAMA

TURKEY

BANANAS

ASPARAGUS

APPLES

HONEY DEW

PINEAPPLE




24,000 shipments​


3.1 billion KG


318,000 containers


WILMINGTON, DE

PORT HUENEME, CA

GULFPORT, MS

PORT EVERGLADES, FL

FREEPORT, TX

GUATEMALA

MEXICO

COSTA RICA

ECUADOR

PANAMA


BANANAS

PLANTAINS

PINEAPPLES




6,500 shipments​


177 million KG


17,000 containers


PORT HUENEME, CA

MIAMI, FL

PORT EVERGLADES, FL

PHILADELPHIA, PA

HOUSTON, TX


GUATEMALA


WATERMELON

CANTALOUPE

HONEY DEW

MELON



11,800 shipments​


669 million KG


77,000 containers


SAN DIEGO, CA

TAMPA, FL

WILMINGTON, DE

GULF PORT, MS

ECUADOR

HONDURAS

COSTA RICA

COLOMBIA

PANAMA

GRAPES

BANANAS

MANDARINS

ORANGES

PINEAPPLES



5,400 shipments​


129 million KG


9,000 containers


PHILADELPHIA, PA

CHESTER, PA

NEWARK, NJ

PORT HUENEME, CA

WILMINGTON, DE

PANAMA

CHILE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

BRAZIL

ARGENTINA

ORANGES

MANDARINS

GRAPES




6,800 shipments​


118 million KG


9,000 containers


PORT EVERGLADES, FL

MIAMI, FL

PHILADELPHIA, PA

HOUSTON, TX

CHESTER, PA

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

COSTA RICA

PANAMA

ORANGES

MANDARINS

GRAPES




3,600 shipments​


71 million KG


6,000 containers


PHILADELPHIA, PA

CHESTER, PA

NEWARK, NJ

WILMINGTON, DE

PORT HUENEME, CA

PANAMA

BRAZIL

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CHILE

PERU

CLEMENTINES

GRAPES

ORANGES

MANDARINS



3,800 shipments​


96 million KG


7,000 containers


PHILADELPHIA, PA

CHESTER, PA

NEWARK, NJ

PORT HUENEME, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA

PANAMA

CHILE

BRAZIL

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

AUSTRALIA

GRAPES

BLUEBERRIES

POMEGRANATE

MANDARINS

LEMONS

NECTARINES




3,550 shipments​


68 million KG


6,000 containers


PHILADELPHIA, PA

MIAMI, FL

CHESTER, PA

PORT EVERGLADES, FL

HOUSTON, TX

PANAMA

GUATEMALA

CHILE

BRAZIL

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


WATERMELONS

GRAPES

MANDARINS

NECTARINES



1,000 shipments​


17 million KG


1,700 containers


PHILADELPHIA, PA

CHESTER, PA

NEWARK, NJ

PORT HUENEME, CA

PANAMA

PERU

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

SOUTH AFRICA

COLOMBIA

GRAPES


These top 10 companies account for only 20% of US fruit imports...



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