Total Trade: $345.96 million
|1||Port of Houston||$123,977,514|
|2||Port of Corpus Christi, Texas||$95,671,180|
|3||Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas||$42,496,130|
|5||Port of Tacoma, Wash.||$14,791,381|
|6||Port of Seattle, Wash.||$14,136,575|
|7||Port of Kalama, Wash.||$9,292,916|
|8||Port of Longview, Wash.||$5,870,214|
|9||Port of Galveston, Texas||$5,629,997|
|10||Port 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
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