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

Exports: Corn

Corn, the No. 28 export by value totaled $555.35 million for the month of August, $6.15 billion through August of 2019, and $12.94 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$1.93 B
2Japan$1.69 B
3Colombia$500.42 M
4Canada$378.76 M
5South Korea$357.59 M
6Taiwan$194.92 M
7Peru$178.08 M
8Guatemala$134.72 M
9Costa Rica$107.29 M
10El Salvador$89.47 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.15 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $1,736,528,253
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $965,465,660
3Port Laredo $584,438,244
4Port of Kalama, Wash. $502,122,541
5El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $301,473,443
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $266,591,563
7Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $240,321,596
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $239,356,589
9Port of Longview, Wash. $231,170,805
10Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $143,897,452

U.S. exports of Corn decreased 32.48 percent through August to $6.15 billion

U.S. exports of Corn decreased 32.48 percent from $9.11 billion to $6.15 billion through the first eight 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 28 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 20 for the last full year with a total value of $12.94 billion, a $3.37 billion, 35.25 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 South Korea. 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 Port of Kalama, Wash. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, 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 Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,927,425,720
2Japan $1,692,442,160
3Colombia $500,421,612
4Canada $378,760,805
5South Korea $357,589,867
6Taiwan $194,915,439
7Peru $178,084,841
8Guatemala $134,721,480
9Costa Rica $107,294,535
10El Salvador $89,474,290

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $1,437,865,252
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $535,534,546
3Laredo $446,629,417
4Seattle $355,536,750
5Detroit $130,447,793
6Pembina, N.D. $71,781,908
7El Paso $64,368,693
8Los Angeles $51,300,844
9New York City $26,729,948
10Norfolk $21,548,127

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 9.08 percent compared to last year to $1.74 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 47.39 percent compared to last year to $965.47 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.5 percent compared to last year to $584.44 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 47.87 percent compared to last year to $502.12 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 97.45 percent compared to last year to $301.47 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 $61.77 million, 3.11 percent, (31.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $318.56 million, 15.84 percent, (27.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Colombia decreased $112.17 million, 18.31 percent, (8.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $70.59 million, 22.91 percent, (6.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $655.4 million, 64.7 percent, (5.81 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.94 percent of all these Corn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $4.86 billion of the $6.15 billion total.

All totaled, 66.48 percent of all these Corn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $4.09 billion of the $6.15 billion total