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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 96 export by value totaled $293.26 million for the month of March, $841.63 million through March of 2019, and $3.66 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Japan$280.71 M
2Mexico$191.96 M
3South Korea$120.28 M
4Canada$94.62 M
5Taiwan$56.17 M
6The Netherlands$28.52 M
7Hong Kong$12.27 M
8Italy$7.87 M
9Chile$7.33 M
10United Arab Emirates$6.76 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $841.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $397,473,057
2Port Laredo $171,173,295
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $84,277,983
4Port of Long Beach $54,196,675
5Port of Charleston $25,244,524
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $11,394,295
7Port of Los Angeles $8,989,389
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $7,514,542
9Port Miami $6,596,670
10Port of New York $6,542,468

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 0.44 percent through March to $841.63 million

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 0.44 percent from $837.95 million to $841.63 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 96 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 97 for the last full year with a total value of $3.66 billion, a $275.33 million, 8.12 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $280,706,338
2Mexico $191,958,756
3South Korea $120,275,594
4Canada $94,624,267
5Taiwan $56,165,179
6The Netherlands $28,524,383
7Hong Kong $12,274,092
8Italy $7,873,488
9Chile $7,326,390
10United Arab Emirates $6,758,949

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $538,926,467
2Laredo $216,299,121
3Detroit $147,341,285
4Los Angeles $86,056,096
5New York City $19,849,131
6Chicago $18,418,718
7Miami $17,122,832
8Charleston $17,118,637
9Seattle $17,012,022
10San Diego $13,971,076

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 2.8 percent compared to last year to $397.47 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.65 percent compared to last year to $171.17 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 15.84 percent compared to last year to $84.28 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 315.32 percent compared to last year to $54.2 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 135.98 percent compared to last year to $25.24 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Japan increased $5.47 million, 1.99 percent, (33.35 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $16.08 million, 9.14 percent, (22.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $12.37 million, 11.47 percent, (14.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $18.29 million, 16.2 percent, (11.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $18.24 million, 24.51 percent, (6.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.37 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $743.73 million of the $841.63 million total.

All totaled, 87.02 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $732.37 million of the $841.63 million total