Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Grain sorghum

Grain sorghum, the No. 193 export by value totaled $152.43 million for the month of May, $509.8 million through May of 2020, and $559.68 million for all of 2019, 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$369.16 M
2Mexico$61.42 M
3Japan$33.03 M
4Ethiopia$12.83 M
5South Sudan$9.95 M
6Somalia$8.11 M
7Eritrea$6.68 M
8Bolivia$2.56 M
9Djibouti$1.78 M
10South Korea$1.08 M
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U.S. exports of Grain sorghum increased 164.28 percent through May to $509.8 million

U.S. exports of Grain sorghum increased 164.28 percent from $192.9 million to $509.8 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 193 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 388 for the last full year with a total value of $559.68 million, a $276.88 million, 33.10 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Sudan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Eagle Pass and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources 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 Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Kalama, Wash. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 209.51 percent compared to last year to $194.67 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 180 percent compared to last year to $134.18 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. rose 690.16 percent compared to last year to $56.48 million.
  • Eagle Pass rose 8124.03 percent compared to last year to $27.7 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 67.87 percent compared to last year to $23.73 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 from No. 1 China decreased $339.57 million, 63.97 percent, (37.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $83.32 million, 135.16 percent, (28.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Spain increased $14.15 million, 27.48 percent, (12.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Japan decreased $28.17 million, 39.04 percent, (8.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Sudan decreased $9.45 million, 29.63 percent, (4.4 percent market share).

All totaled, 83.67 percent of all these Grain sorghum exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $468.3 million of the $559.68 million total.

All totaled, 85.67 percent of all these Grain sorghum exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $436.76 million of the $509.8 million total