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

Exports: Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc.

Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc., the No. 196 export by value totaled $127.99 million for the month of December, $1.41 billion through December of 2018, and $1.46 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
1Japan$504.04 M
2China$318.13 M
3South Korea$251.36 M
4Saudi Arabia$155.33 M
5United Arab Emirates$88.89 M
6Taiwan$55.51 M
7Canada$16.47 M
8Qatar$3.54 M
9Jordan$2.23 M
10Vietnam$1.73 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.41 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Tacoma, Wash. $387,049,919
2Port of Long Beach $352,213,917
3Port of Seattle, Wash. $285,538,431
4Port of Los Angeles $265,108,134
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $101,083,546
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $3,252,775
7Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $3,166,093
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,477,494
9Lynden border crossing, Wash. $2,279,240
10Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $1,347,035

U.S. exports of Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc. decreased 3.43 percent through December to $1.41 billion

U.S. exports of Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc. decreased 3.43 percent from $1.46 billion to $1.41 billion in 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 196 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 188 for the last full year with a total value of $1.46 billion, a $31 million, 2.17 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Saudi Arabia and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Saudi Arabia and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $504,041,451
2China $318,129,234
3South Korea $251,358,455
4Saudi Arabia $155,334,177
5United Arab Emirates $88,892,641
6Taiwan $55,508,583
7Canada $16,469,678
8Qatar $3,538,993
9Jordan $2,234,558
10Vietnam $1,728,860

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SEATTLE, WA $335,246,958
2LOS ANGELES, CA $272,297,312
3SAN FRANCISCO, CA $51,258,324
4LOW VALUE $1,333,458
5DETROIT, MI $1,290,958
6GREAT FALLS, MT $1,282,358
7SAVANNAH, GA $310,234
8LAREDO, TX $235,136
9MIAMI, FL $203,356
10PEMBINA, ND $186,420

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 2.6 percent compared to last year to $387.05 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 6.39 percent compared to last year to $352.21 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 0.55 percent compared to last year to $285.54 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.3 percent compared to last year to $265.11 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 14.03 percent compared to last year to $101.08 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 Japan increased $5.54 million, 1.11 percent, (35.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $70.99 million, 18.24 percent, (22.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $37.02 million, 12.84 percent, (17.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Saudi Arabia increased $45.76 million, 41.77 percent, (11.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates decreased $723,339, 0.81 percent, (6.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.46 percent of all these Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.32 billion of the $1.41 billion total.

All totaled, 98.66 percent of all these Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.39 billion of the $1.41 billion total