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

Exports: Live cattle

Live cattle, the No. 613 export by value totaled $18.01 million for the month of August, $119.22 million through August of 2019, and $239.37 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
1Canada$81.61 M
2Mexico$22.21 M
3Russia$6.83 M
4Vietnam$3 M
5Kazakhstan$2.8 M
6Kuwait$853,391
7Thailand$818,024
8Colombia$182,944
9Saudi Arabia$171,000
10Uruguay$144,000
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $119.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $33,890,053
2Port of Eastport, Idaho $13,874,488
3Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $10,105,904
4Port Laredo $9,177,691
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $8,457,040
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $7,517,718
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,145,373
8Port of Wilmington, Dela. $6,832,800
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,176,974
10Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $3,392,066

U.S. exports of Live cattle decreased 3.36 percent through August to $119.22 million

U.S. exports of Live cattle decreased 3.36 percent from $123.36 million to $119.22 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 613 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 610 for the last full year with a total value of $239.37 million, a $4.62 million, 1.97 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Kazakhstan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 2 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 3 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Qatar and No. 5 Sudan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 2 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 3 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 4 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $81,610,977
2Mexico $22,207,194
3Russia $6,832,800
4Vietnam $2,998,750
5Kazakhstan $2,797,785
6Kuwait $853,391
7Thailand $818,024
8Colombia $182,944
9Saudi Arabia $171,000
10Uruguay $144,000

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Great Falls, Mont. $25,733,437
2Philadelphia $10,413,520
3El Paso $6,329,195
4Laredo $6,230,404
5Buffalo $5,202,630
6Detroit $5,048,759
7Pembina, N.D. $3,837,909
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,853,319
9Phoenix/Nogales $2,136,893
10Seattle $1,322,566

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:

  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 73.36 percent compared to last year to $33.89 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 3.86 percent compared to last year to $13.87 million.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. fell 7.61 percent compared to last year to $10.11 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 1.18 percent compared to last year to $9.18 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 74.49 percent compared to last year to $8.46 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 Canada increased $15.98 million, 24.35 percent, (68.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.24 million, 9.16 percent, (18.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Russia decreased $5.45 million, 44.36 percent, (5.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Vietnam increased $3 million, 0 percent, (2.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Kazakhstan increased $2.8 million, 0 percent, (2.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.68 percent of all these Live cattle exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $116.45 million of the $119.22 million total.

All totaled, 63.34 percent of all these Live cattle exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $75.51 million of the $119.22 million total