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

Exports: Grain sorghum

Grain sorghum, the No. 367 export by value totaled $62.61 million for the month of August, $345.96 million through August of 2019, and $836.56 million 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
1China$117.36 M
2Mexico$73.29 M
3Spain$65.64 M
4Japan$38.33 M
5South Africa$10.03 M
6Djibouti$10.02 M
7Somalia$8.24 M
8Italy$6.64 M
9Eritrea$5.63 M
10Cameroon$4.28 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $345.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $123,977,514
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $95,671,180
3Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $42,496,130
4Port Laredo $16,307,355
5Port of Tacoma, Wash. $14,791,381
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $14,136,575
7Port of Kalama, Wash. $9,292,916
8Port of Longview, Wash. $5,870,214
9Port of Galveston, Texas $5,629,997
10Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $3,277,221

U.S. exports of Grain sorghum decreased 51.69 percent through August to $345.96 million

U.S. exports of Grain sorghum decreased 51.69 percent from $716.11 million to $345.96 million 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 367 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 250 for the last full year with a total value of $836.56 million, a $238.2 million, 22.16 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Africa. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Sudan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 4 Port of Kalama, Wash. and No. 5 Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $117,364,696
2Mexico $73,285,900
3Spain $65,636,811
4Japan $38,326,108
5South Africa $10,028,600
6Djibouti $10,019,235
7Somalia $8,238,314
8Italy $6,643,444
9Eritrea $5,629,997
10Cameroon $4,275,410

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $265,786,542
2Laredo $35,321,169
3Portland/Columbia-Snake River $31,984,370
4Los Angeles $9,233,436
5Seattle $4,394,512
6El Paso $4,067,925
7New Orleans $1,795,628
8Norfolk $339,004
9Phoenix/Nogales $318,647
10Detroit $269,023

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 Houston fell 51.69 percent compared to last year to $123.98 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas fell 67.65 percent compared to last year to $95.67 million.
  • Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas rose 423.76 percent compared to last year to $42.5 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 133.11 percent compared to last year to $16.31 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. totaled $14.79 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 China decreased $413.49 million, 77.89 percent, (33.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $55.55 million, 313.21 percent, (21.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Spain increased $48.59 million, 285.13 percent, (18.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $23.7 million, 38.21 percent, (11.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Africa increased $3.35 million, 50.21 percent, (2.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.06 percent of all these Grain sorghum exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $304.64 million of the $345.96 million total.

All totaled, 84.76 percent of all these Grain sorghum exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $293.24 million of the $345.96 million total