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

Exports: Chicken and other poultry

Chicken and other poultry, the No. 97 export by value totaled $291.67 million for the month of April, $1.1 billion through April of 2019, and $3.63 billion 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
1Mexico$250.03 M
2Hong Kong$110.23 M
3Canada$76.56 M
4Taiwan$71.46 M
5Cuba$49.05 M
6Vietnam$40.74 M
7Guatemala$32.96 M
8South Africa$32.47 M
9Angola$32.05 M
10Colombia$27.13 M
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January – April 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $263,418,063
2Port Laredo $170,973,519
3Port of Charleston $108,745,780
4Port of New Orleans $73,661,792
5Port of Houston $61,136,481
6Port of Virginia $49,606,524
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $46,609,792
8Port of Mobile, Ala. $34,429,398
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $32,529,106
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $27,399,397

U.S. exports of Chicken and other poultry decreased 9.36 percent through April to $1.1 billion

U.S. exports of Chicken and other poultry decreased 9.36 percent from $1.21 billion to $1.1 billion through the first four 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 97 through April among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 91 for the last full year with a total value of $3.63 billion, a $3.34 million, 0.09 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through April of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Cuba. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Angola. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – April 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $250,029,904
2Hong Kong $110,233,158
3Canada $76,557,624
4Taiwan $71,463,324
5Cuba $49,051,360
6Vietnam $40,744,535
7Guatemala $32,962,619
8South Africa $32,466,290
9Angola $32,045,971
10Colombia $27,128,320

January – April 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $275,611,577
2Laredo $198,154,041
3Charleston $104,971,490
4Miami $74,907,470
5New Orleans $72,771,312
6Houston $59,124,487
7Detroit $52,627,764
8Norfolk $52,029,128
9Mobile $46,704,703
10San Francisco $33,872,403

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 16.08 percent compared to last year to $263.42 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 0.82 percent compared to last year to $170.97 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 6.6 percent compared to last year to $108.75 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 11.47 percent compared to last year to $73.66 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 7 percent compared to last year to $61.14 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 Mexico decreased $3.94 million, 1.55 percent, (22.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Hong Kong decreased $35.15 million, 24.18 percent, (10.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $15.44 million, 16.78 percent, (6.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Taiwan decreased $20.85 million, 22.58 percent, (6.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Cuba decreased $7.91 million, 13.88 percent, (4.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.66 percent of all these Chicken and other poultry exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through April of this year. That is equal to $557.34 million of the $1.1 billion total.

All totaled, 61.62 percent of all these Chicken and other poultry exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through April of this year. That is equal to $677.94 million of the $1.1 billion total