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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 90 export by value totaled $299.93 million for the month of October, $3.06 billion through October of 2018, and $3.39 billion for all of 2017, 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$990.28 M
2Mexico$626.05 M
3Canada$448.75 M
4South Korea$431.16 M
5Taiwan$248.82 M
6The Netherlands$89.42 M
7Hong Kong$42.77 M
8Italy$29.71 M
9Chile$25.75 M
10United Arab Emirates$18 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $1,452,053,597
2Port Laredo $544,201,419
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $403,969,374
4Port of Los Angeles $125,754,317
5Port of Long Beach $94,154,031
6Port of Charleston $43,785,970
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $38,908,583
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $36,805,781
9Port of New York $30,194,308
10Port of Houston $28,788,163

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 8.58 percent through October to $3.06 billion

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 8.58 percent from $2.82 billion to $3.06 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 90 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 93 for the last full year with a total value of $3.39 billion, a $714.8 million, 26.73 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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 Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

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 Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $990,280,988
2Mexico $626,050,385
3Canada $448,750,763
4South Korea $431,155,420
5Taiwan $248,823,009
6The Netherlands $89,418,166
7Hong Kong $42,770,806
8Italy $29,707,937
9Chile $25,750,437
10United Arab Emirates $17,997,434

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $247,667,178
2Laredo $110,271,733
3Detroit $72,558,997
4Los Angeles $44,621,597
5Chicago $8,671,535
6New York City $8,487,501
7Seattle $8,302,898
8Miami $8,290,964
9San Diego $7,214,784
10Houston $6,009,329

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 12.8 percent compared to last year to $1.45 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.57 percent compared to last year to $544.2 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 8.03 percent compared to last year to $403.97 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 67.76 percent compared to last year to $125.75 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 173.62 percent compared to last year to $94.15 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 $71.39 million, 7.77 percent, (32.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $63.4 million, 11.27 percent, (20.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $44.24 million, 8.97 percent, (14.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $102.42 million, 31.16 percent, (14.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan increased $64.96 million, 35.33 percent, (8.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.6 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.75 billion of the $3.06 billion total.

All totaled, 85.52 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.62 billion of the $3.06 billion total