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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Grain sorghum

Grain sorghum, the No. 275 export by value totaled $22.07 million for the month of October, $752.62 million through October of 2018, and $1.07 billion for all of 2017, 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$530.85 M
2Japan$65.03 M
3Mexico$28.7 M
4Spain$27.19 M
5Sudan$26.32 M
6South Korea$11.68 M
7South Sudan$10.96 M
8Somalia$10.05 M
9Kenya$7.22 M
10Djibouti$7.11 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $752.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $305,842,888
2Port of Houston $268,791,047
3Port of Galveston, Texas $59,456,495
4Port of Kalama, Wash. $48,914,463
5Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $15,887,743
6Port of Long Beach $12,266,399
7Port Laredo $8,699,102
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $7,273,322
9Port of Los Angeles $7,089,186
10Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $5,639,562

U.S. exports of Grain sorghum decreased 12.21 percent through October to $752.62 million

U.S. exports of Grain sorghum decreased 12.21 percent from $857.26 million to $752.62 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 275 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 244 for the last full year with a total value of $1.07 billion, a $281.21 million, 20.74 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Sudan and No. 5 Kenya. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $530,853,504
2Japan $65,028,226
3Mexico $28,704,553
4Spain $27,189,772
5Sudan $26,318,322
6South Korea $11,678,066
7South Sudan $10,962,118
8Somalia $10,051,680
9Kenya $7,221,330
10Djibouti $7,108,209

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $222,448,303
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $28,078,638
3Los Angeles $9,149,863
4Laredo $6,772,209
5Seattle $2,037,737
6New Orleans $904,551
7Norfolk $321,408
8Detroit $155,441
9Pembina, N.D. $67,148
10New York City $24,382

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas fell 7.29 percent compared to last year to $305.84 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 9.52 percent compared to last year to $268.79 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas rose 118.45 percent compared to last year to $59.46 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 33.69 percent compared to last year to $48.91 million.
  • Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas fell 56.84 percent compared to last year to $15.89 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 China decreased $110.39 million, 17.21 percent, (70.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $22.67 million, 53.52 percent, (8.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $59.92 million, 67.61 percent, (3.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Spain increased $27.08 million, 24532 percent, (3.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Sudan increased $5.4 million, 25.79 percent, (3.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.1 percent of all these Grain sorghum exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $678.09 million of the $752.62 million total.

All totaled, 92.86 percent of all these Grain sorghum exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $698.89 million of the $752.62 million total