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

Exports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 90 export by value totaled $323.59 million for the month of July, $2.06 billion through July 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$677.59 M
2Mexico$433.21 M
3South Korea$312.5 M
4Canada$275.4 M
5Taiwan$148.4 M
6The Netherlands$62.86 M
7Hong Kong$25.89 M
8Chile$19.51 M
9United Arab Emirates$14.86 M
10Italy$12.46 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $993,510,484
2Port Laredo $381,698,332
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $250,125,310
4Port of Long Beach $118,966,388
5Port of Charleston $51,509,320
6Port of Los Angeles $29,853,008
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $28,639,848
8Port of Newark $20,065,787
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $18,766,822
10Port Miami $17,627,247

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled decreased 2.63 percent through July to $2.06 billion

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled decreased 2.63 percent from $2.12 billion to $2.06 billion through the first seven 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 90 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 92 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 July 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $677,589,217
2Mexico $433,213,518
3South Korea $312,497,582
4Canada $275,399,982
5Taiwan $148,403,982
6The Netherlands $62,864,454
7Hong Kong $25,894,351
8Chile $19,511,111
9United Arab Emirates $14,857,138
10Italy $12,464,526

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 0.31 percent compared to last year to $993.51 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 3.38 percent compared to last year to $381.7 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 15.53 percent compared to last year to $250.13 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 245.17 percent compared to last year to $118.97 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 72.15 percent compared to last year to $51.51 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 decreased $17.28 million, 2.49 percent, (32.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $6.07 million, 1.42 percent, (20.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $23.3 million, 8.06 percent, (15.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $53.65 million, 16.3 percent, (13.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $12.88 million, 7.99 percent, (7.19 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.47 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.85 billion of the $2.06 billion total.

All totaled, 86.98 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.8 billion of the $2.06 billion total