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

Exports: Beer

Beer, the No. 283 export by value totaled $73.79 million for the month of March, $202.16 million through March of 2019, and $737.61 million 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
1Chile$63.34 M
2Canada$29.81 M
3Mexico$13.93 M
4South Korea$13.23 M
5Honduras$12.2 M
6United Kingdom$6.22 M
7Panama$6.03 M
8Taiwan$5.47 M
9Japan$5.33 M
10Paraguay$4.94 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $202.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $40,713,250
2Port of Los Angeles $21,299,640
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $16,997,745
4Port of Virginia $16,992,584
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $15,213,489
6Port of Houston $15,188,533
7Port of New York $9,026,391
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $8,898,056
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $7,216,773
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,866,983

U.S. exports of Beer increased 20.56 percent through March to $202.16 million

U.S. exports of Beer increased 20.56 percent from $167.69 million to $202.16 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 283 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 313 for the last full year with a total value of $737.61 million, a $22.2 million, 2.92 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Honduras. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $63,335,602
2Canada $29,814,490
3Mexico $13,932,918
4South Korea $13,233,883
5Honduras $12,203,970
6United Kingdom $6,216,306
7Panama $6,025,681
8Taiwan $5,466,906
9Japan $5,328,958
10Paraguay $4,939,051

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $36,721,952
2Laredo $27,193,850
3Atlanta/Savannah $20,073,642
4Houston $19,035,285
5San Diego $15,741,251
6San Francisco $15,537,416
7New York City $14,840,715
8Norfolk $14,014,293
9Buffalo $12,787,668
10Great Falls, Mont. $9,318,886

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 Long Beach rose 102.8 percent compared to last year to $40.71 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 261.22 percent compared to last year to $21.3 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 132.88 percent compared to last year to $17 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 58.65 percent compared to last year to $16.99 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 57.03 percent compared to last year to $15.21 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 Chile increased $47.76 million, 306.69 percent, (31.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $511,441, 1.75 percent, (14.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $37.48 million, 72.9 percent, (6.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $5.5 million, 71.06 percent, (6.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Honduras increased $9.52 million, 354.04 percent, (6.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.55 percent of all these Beer exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $132.52 million of the $202.16 million total.

All totaled, 55.01 percent of all these Beer exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $111.22 million of the $202.16 million total