It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so you can guess the first thought we had at Flexport: Which products do we import most for Valentine’s and where are they sourced?
After all, there’s huge spending around this special day. Americans will spend $19.7 billion for Valentine’s this year—that’s almost three times the figure for Halloween.
We decided to dig in, and here are our results. Take a look at our infographic, the Valentine’s Trade, to see the annual values of the products we most import for this special day.
Valentine’s Day, made possible by global trade
Every piece of data here was collected from the U.S. Census Bureau. Here are a few other things we learned that surprised us:
Enjoy the infographic. Now what is Valentine’s Day without a poem?
Some ships are red,
Others are blue.
We love global trade,
And so should you.
(Special thanks to Francesca Greggs, designer, and Patrick Steigler, data scientist.)
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