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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Corn

Corn, the No. 20 export by value totaled $1.05 billion for the month of October, $11.13 billion through October of 2018, and $9.57 billion for all of 2017, 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$2.6 B
2Japan$2.42 B
3South Korea$1.19 B
4Colombia$762.57 M
5Taiwan$521.47 M
6Peru$442.36 M
7Canada$383.07 M
8Vietnam$354.63 M
9Egypt$321.67 M
10Saudi Arabia$254.23 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $11.13 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $2,421,122,863
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $2,193,960,627
3Port of Kalama, Wash. $1,122,660,939
4Port of Longview, Wash. $775,548,765
5Port of Tacoma, Wash. $693,792,592
6Port Laredo $677,153,694
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $581,258,848
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $543,648,940
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $456,169,170
10Port of Vancouver, Wash. $334,044,500

U.S. exports of Corn increased 32.62 percent through October to $11.13 billion

U.S. exports of Corn increased 32.62 percent from $8.39 billion to $11.13 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 20 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 23 for the last full year with a total value of $9.57 billion, a $736.34 million, 7.15 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Port of Longview, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,600,391,444
2Japan $2,421,628,460
3South Korea $1,185,594,619
4Colombia $762,572,125
5Taiwan $521,467,125
6Peru $442,356,394
7Canada $383,066,149
8Vietnam $354,625,098
9Egypt $321,673,899
10Saudi Arabia $254,231,266

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $675,858,088
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $217,347,863
3Laredo $185,535,446
4Seattle $155,892,075
5Detroit $79,790,299
6Pembina, N.D. $24,167,290
7Los Angeles $18,452,491
8San Diego $10,233,770
9El Paso $10,202,582
10Port Arthur, Texas $6,555,540

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 0.6 percent compared to last year to $2.42 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 43.33 percent compared to last year to $2.19 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. rose 113.78 percent compared to last year to $1.12 billion.
  • Port of Longview, Wash. rose 112.24 percent compared to last year to $775.55 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 88.51 percent compared to last year to $693.79 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 $331.81 million, 14.63 percent, (23.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $484.4 million, 25 percent, (21.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $507.17 million, 74.76 percent, (10.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Colombia increased $80.18 million, 11.75 percent, (6.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan increased $139.17 million, 36.4 percent, (4.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.3 percent of all these Corn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $7.49 billion of the $11.13 billion total.

All totaled, 64.74 percent of all these Corn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $7.21 billion of the $11.13 billion total