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

Exports: Corn

Corn, the No. 29 export by value totaled $710.31 million for the month of February, $1.61 billion through February 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$476.15 M
2Japan$446.09 M
3Peru$131.8 M
4Colombia$126.71 M
5Canada$123.17 M
6South Korea$89.63 M
7Taiwan$23.72 M
8Guatemala$22.27 M
9Costa Rica$21.24 M
10Honduras$18.86 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.61 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $440,930,072
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $255,476,144
3Port of Kalama, Wash. $155,838,873
4Port Laredo $155,174,420
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $74,496,817
6Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $64,262,065
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $58,944,618
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $53,103,675
9Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $51,023,428
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $47,897,417

U.S. exports of Corn increased 14.47 percent through February to $1.61 billion

U.S. exports of Corn increased 14.47 percent from $1.4 billion to $1.61 billion through the first two 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 29 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 30 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Canada. 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 Laredo and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Canada. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $476,151,829
2Japan $446,092,541
3Peru $131,800,363
4Colombia $126,710,027
5Canada $123,168,157
6South Korea $89,634,489
7Taiwan $23,722,298
8Guatemala $22,268,124
9Costa Rica $21,235,815
10Honduras $18,857,093

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 65.12 percent compared to last year to $440.93 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 12.27 percent compared to last year to $255.48 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. rose 36.21 percent compared to last year to $155.84 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 20.16 percent compared to last year to $155.17 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 60.66 percent compared to last year to $74.5 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 $160.97 million, 51.07 percent, (29.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $89.08 million, 24.95 percent, (27.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Peru increased $43.2 million, 48.77 percent, (8.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Colombia decreased $21.29 million, 14.39 percent, (7.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $16.44 million, 15.4 percent, (7.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.08 percent of all these Corn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.3 billion of the $1.61 billion total.

All totaled, 67.28 percent of all these Corn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.08 billion of the $1.61 billion total