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

Exports: Chicken and other poultry

Chicken and other poultry, the No. 86 export by value totaled $325.37 million for the month of November, $3.46 billion through November 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$819.57 M
2Hong Kong$322.85 M
3Canada$223.61 M
4Cuba$184.85 M
5Taiwan$169.44 M
6Angola$143.41 M
7Vietnam$125.86 M
8Guatemala$109.76 M
9Colombia$95.28 M
10Georgia$82.94 M
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January – November 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.46 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $824,242,962
2Port Laredo $581,504,148
3Port of Charleston $338,914,967
4Port of New Orleans $265,118,675
5Port of Houston $170,402,872
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $137,004,022
7Port of Virginia $130,699,675
8Port of Mobile, Ala. $107,950,593
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $92,603,655
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $85,592,546

U.S. exports of Chicken and other poultry increased 2.87 percent through November to $3.46 billion

U.S. exports of Chicken and other poultry increased 2.87 percent from $3.36 billion to $3.46 billion through the first 11 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 86 through November among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 90 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 November of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Cuba and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 Canada, No. 4 Angola and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 – November 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $819,565,487
2Hong Kong $322,852,488
3Canada $223,608,057
4Cuba $184,848,822
5Taiwan $169,438,701
6Angola $143,407,674
7Vietnam $125,863,868
8Guatemala $109,758,905
9Colombia $95,281,728
10Georgia $82,942,687

January – November 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 11 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 4.83 percent compared to last year to $824.24 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 17.7 percent compared to last year to $581.5 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 7.05 percent compared to last year to $338.91 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 24.02 percent compared to last year to $265.12 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 3.55 percent compared to last year to $170.4 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 increased $117.51 million, 16.74 percent, (23.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Hong Kong decreased $64.84 million, 16.73 percent, (9.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $36.43 million, 14.01 percent, (6.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Cuba increased $40.74 million, 28.27 percent, (5.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $4.24 million, 2.44 percent, (4.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.7 percent of all these Chicken and other poultry exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $1.72 billion of the $3.46 billion total.

All totaled, 62.99 percent of all these Chicken and other poultry exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through November of this year. That is equal to $2.18 billion of the $3.46 billion total