Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 75 export by value totaled $328.63 million for the month of February, $647.71 million through February of 2020, and $3.52 billion for all of 2019, 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$181.35 M
2Mexico$156.35 M
3South Korea$113.34 M
4Canada$77.67 M
5Taiwan$47.85 M
6The Netherlands$22.34 M
7Hong Kong$7.11 M
8Chile$5.95 M
9United Arab Emirates$5.93 M
10Germany$3.28 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $647.71 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $284,927,009
2Port Laredo $139,710,322
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $65,779,291
4Port of Long Beach $37,781,432
5Port of Los Angeles $20,277,308
6Port of Charleston $17,734,515
7Port of Newark $12,952,942
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,835,265
9Port of Houston $6,660,385
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $4,630,499

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 18.11 percent through February to $647.71 million

U.S. exports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 18.11 percent from $548.38 million to $647.71 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 75 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 94 for the last full year with a total value of $3.52 billion, a $142.21 million, 3.88 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 Los Angeles.

In the last previous full 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 Los Angeles.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $181,351,996
2Mexico $156,351,803
3South Korea $113,344,787
4Canada $77,670,591
5Taiwan $47,846,037
6The Netherlands $22,335,187
7Hong Kong $7,112,440
8Chile $5,954,217
9United Arab Emirates $5,934,395
10Germany $3,280,458

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SAN FRANCISCO, CA $275,135,356
2LAREDO, TX $116,506,890
3LOS ANGELES, CA $82,012,760
4DETROIT, MI $76,729,288
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $16,399,868
6CHICAGO, IL $10,350,856
7SEATTLE, WA $10,064,926
8HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $7,638,676
9SAN DIEGO, CA $7,321,596
10CHARLESTON, SC $6,800,862

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 12.97 percent compared to last year to $284.93 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 14.38 percent compared to last year to $139.71 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.8 percent compared to last year to $65.78 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 4.21 percent compared to last year to $37.78 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 335.99 percent compared to last year to $20.28 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 $1.93 million, 1.07 percent, (28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $19.08 million, 13.9 percent, (24.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $38.33 million, 51.09 percent, (17.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $12.05 million, 18.36 percent, (11.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan increased $11.52 million, 31.71 percent, (7.39 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.02 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $576.57 million of the $647.71 million total.

All totaled, 84.68 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $548.48 million of the $647.71 million total