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

Exports: Beer

Beer, the No. 289 export by value totaled $68.46 million for the month of August, $542.77 million through August 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$129.92 M
2Canada$81.17 M
3South Korea$39.77 M
4Mexico$39.2 M
5Honduras$28.46 M
6Japan$21.63 M
7Panama$18.34 M
8United Kingdom$16.91 M
9Guatemala$16.27 M
10Taiwan$15.71 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $542.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $75,303,103
2Port of Long Beach $67,772,496
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $52,592,078
4Port of Virginia $51,558,952
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $43,262,728
6Port of Houston $42,381,810
7Port of New York $25,984,180
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $25,158,498
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $19,680,976
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $19,294,977

U.S. exports of Beer increased 4.75 percent through August to $542.77 million

U.S. exports of Beer increased 4.75 percent from $518.15 million to $542.77 million through the first eight 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 289 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 296 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Honduras. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, 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 South Korea and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $129,916,539
2Canada $81,171,720
3South Korea $39,768,703
4Mexico $39,195,824
5Honduras $28,463,044
6Japan $21,634,330
7Panama $18,336,802
8United Kingdom $16,910,797
9Guatemala $16,266,756
10Taiwan $15,713,659

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 378.49 percent compared to last year to $75.3 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 18.75 percent compared to last year to $67.77 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 127.84 percent compared to last year to $52.59 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 65.4 percent compared to last year to $51.56 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 14.39 percent compared to last year to $43.26 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 $52.23 million, 67.24 percent, (23.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $6.62 million, 7.54 percent, (14.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $6.41 million, 19.22 percent, (7.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $83.75 million, 68.12 percent, (7.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Honduras increased $13.59 million, 91.43 percent, (5.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58.68 percent of all these Beer exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $318.52 million of the $542.77 million total.

All totaled, 53.52 percent of all these Beer exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $290.49 million of the $542.77 million total