United States

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The US is a minor importer of cardamom. From 2006-2010, US imports increased from 512-660 tons. Guatemala is the primary supplier. In 2010, the US imported only 458 tons from Guatemala and 202 tons from the rest of the world, including 177 tons from India. Similar to the EU, the US recorded major increases in import values over the period, from US$2 million in 2006 to US$13.4 million in 2010.

EU Imports of Cardamom

Suppliers 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
MTs $000s MTs $000s MTs $000s MTs $000s MTs $000s
Guatemala 468 $1,898 512 $2,562 565 $6,172 465 $5,515 458 $11,042
India 38 $151 45 $149 62 $354 56 $545 177 $2,021
Others 5 $29 34 $83 20 $162 18 $161 25 $416
Total 512 $2,078 591 $2,794 647 $6,688 539 $6,221 660 $13,478

Source : USITC
Harmonized Code : 0908.30.0000(HTS10) : Cardamoms