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

Exports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 89 export by value totaled $303.15 million for the month of December, $3.66 billion through December 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$1.17 B
2Mexico$744.8 M
3Canada$528.48 M
4South Korea$524.69 M
5Taiwan$300.51 M
6The Netherlands$110.91 M
7Hong Kong$51.57 M
8Italy$40.62 M
9Chile$30.93 M
10United Arab Emirates$22.51 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.66 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $1,742,167,382
2Port Laredo $648,710,756
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $471,007,695
4Port of Long Beach $130,556,232
5Port of Los Angeles $129,995,871
6Port of Charleston $55,925,993
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $48,655,766
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $44,549,748
9Port of New York $37,632,192
10Port of Houston $32,861,871

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 8.12 percent through December to $3.66 billion

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 8.12 percent from $3.39 billion to $3.66 billion in 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 89 through December 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 December 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 Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $1,174,123,817
2Mexico $744,801,328
3Canada $528,480,843
4South Korea $524,685,358
5Taiwan $300,505,761
6The Netherlands $110,913,820
7Hong Kong $51,566,265
8Italy $40,624,910
9Chile $30,933,491
10United Arab Emirates $22,505,906

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SAN FRANCISCO, CA $775,874,102
2LAREDO, TX $325,591,542
3DETROIT, MI $220,111,772
4LOS ANGELES, CA $128,717,186
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $30,363,574
6CHICAGO, IL $28,279,846
7CHARLESTON, SC $28,274,860
8SEATTLE, WA $25,348,408
9MIAMI, FL $24,582,112
10SAN DIEGO, CA $21,484,904

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 13.03 percent compared to last year to $1.74 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.38 percent compared to last year to $648.71 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 9.12 percent compared to last year to $471.01 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 180.84 percent compared to last year to $130.56 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 19.34 percent compared to last year to $130 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 $71.84 million, 6.52 percent, (32.04 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $71.04 million, 10.54 percent, (20.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $54.43 million, 9.34 percent, (14.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $118.67 million, 29.23 percent, (14.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan increased $77.24 million, 34.59 percent, (8.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.3 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.27 billion of the $3.66 billion total.

All totaled, 85.21 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $3.12 billion of the $3.66 billion total