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

Exports: Cheese and curd

Cheese and curd, the No. 153 export by value totaled $142.23 million for the month of May, $694.95 million through May of 2020, and $1.57 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
1Mexico$183.88 M
2South Korea$119.73 M
3Japan$71.95 M
4Australia$48.67 M
5Canada$24.4 M
6Taiwan$19.29 M
7Indonesia$18.54 M
8Chile$17.8 M
9China$16.34 M
10Dominican Republic$16 M
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U.S. exports of Cheese and curd increased 4.88 percent through May to $694.95 million

U.S. exports of Cheese and curd increased 4.88 percent from $662.59 million to $694.95 million through the first five 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 153 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 172 for the last full year with a total value of $1.57 billion, a $96.42 million, 6.54 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 34.77 percent compared to last year to $173.82 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 13.52 percent compared to last year to $85.41 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 44.63 percent compared to last year to $78.69 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 20.6 percent compared to last year to $62.53 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 14.58 percent compared to last year to $56.18 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 from No. 1 Mexico increased $32.07 million, 8.27 percent, (60.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 South Korea increased $20.09 million, 9.08 percent, (34.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Japan increased $10.78 million, 7.11 percent, (23.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Australia decreased $12.55 million, 13.55 percent, (11.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Canada increased $9.6 million, 17.14 percent, (9.44 percent market share).

All totaled, 61.67 percent of all these Cheese and curd exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $969.19 million of the $1.57 billion total.

All totaled, 65.71 percent of all these Cheese and curd exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $456.62 million of the $694.95 million total