Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Butter, other fats, oils derived from milk

Butter, other fats, oils derived from milk, the No. 679 export by value totaled $8.65 million for the month of December, $123.76 million in 2019, and $181.18 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$67.83 M
2Mexico$11.57 M
3South Korea$8.93 M
4Saudi Arabia$7.62 M
5Japan$5.16 M
6Colombia$4.3 M
7Taiwan$3.33 M
8Panama$2.15 M
9Bahrain$1.55 M
10Jamaica$846,806
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U.S. exports of Butter, other fats, oils derived from milk decreased 31.69 percent through December 2019 to $123.76 million

U.S. exports of Butter, other fats, oils derived from milk decreased 31.69 percent from $181.18 million to $123.76 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 679 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 616 for the last full year with a total value of $181.18 million, a $42.26 million, 30.42 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Saudi Arabia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Denmark and No. 5 Honduras. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $67,829,931
2Mexico $11,565,880
3South Korea $8,931,309
4Saudi Arabia $7,622,952
5Japan $5,164,014
6Colombia $4,303,943
7Taiwan $3,326,737
8Panama $2,146,924
9Bahrain $1,546,829
10Jamaica $846,806

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $14,992,128
2Los Angeles $6,531,468
3Laredo $6,157,629
4Miami $2,948,016
5San Francisco $2,681,402
6Buffalo $2,654,968
7Norfolk $2,468,337
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,133,046
9San Diego $865,609
10Baltimore $841,832

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 14.79 percent compared to last year to $29.58 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 10.36 percent compared to last year to $17.38 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 27.19 percent compared to last year to $15.67 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 64.23 percent compared to last year to $9.21 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 35.68 percent compared to last year to $7.45 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 Canada decreased $13.45 million, 16.54 percent, (54.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $21.19 million, 64.69 percent, (9.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $3.31 million, 59.02 percent, (7.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Saudi Arabia decreased $4.73 million, 38.27 percent, (6.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $1.49 million, 40.47 percent, (4.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.7 percent of all these Butter, other fats, oils derived from milk exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $101.11 million of the $123.76 million total.

All totaled, 64.07 percent of all these Butter, other fats, oils derived from milk exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $79.29 million of the $123.76 million total