With all the snow, the trees, and the niceness
, it’s no wonder that Minnesota also has a lot of Christmas consumption going on. This year, the Minnesota importers have brought in over 1,788 metric tons of Christmas products! To give you a better visual, imagine a long train going by, and each car is filled to the rim with Christmas décor…for two straight miles.
So what’s in those train cars? What tis
the season inspiring us to buy? The answer is decorations of course. From stocking hooks, to tree stands and nativity scenes to Santa serving platters, the majority of Christmas-themed imports are solely for holiday aesthetics. Ornaments take the bulk, or bulb, of these imports, accounting for 20 TEUs (twenty foot containers) full in 2012.
The second most popular Christmas import for Minnesotans is lights, LED to be more specific. This holiday season, the state has imported 283 metric tons of Christmas lights. Hopefully there will be no shortage in one-upping your neighbor on the most spirited yard, or shining the brightest in your Holidazzle parade costume.
The top Minnesota-based companies that provide this splendor include: Seasonal Specialties in Eden Prairie, Target in Minneapolis, and Impact Innovations in Clara City. But, there are 40 more businesses directly importing Christmas products in the state to help make your holiday magical.
Zepol Corporation is a Minnesota-based company and gathered this data from its online bill of lading database of U.S. ocean imports, TradeIQ™
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