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

Exports: Live cattle

Live cattle, the No. 549 export by value totaled $48.61 million for the month of October, $199.65 million through October of 2018, and $234.75 million 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
1Canada$120.46 M
2Mexico$30.31 M
3Russia$16.81 M
4Qatar$16.01 M
5Vietnam$5.94 M
6Sudan$5.77 M
7Thailand$1.03 M
8Pakistan$677,160
9Japan$461,295
10Panama$378,126
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $199.65 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $51,431,445
2Port of Wilmington, Dela. $30,456,870
3Port of Eastport, Idaho $28,147,708
4Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $14,505,532
5Port Laredo $10,674,545
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $8,373,725
7Port of Philadelphia $8,123,250
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,959,610
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $6,578,151
10Port of Olympia, Wash. $5,940,000

U.S. exports of Live cattle increased 23.58 percent through October to $199.65 million

U.S. exports of Live cattle increased 23.58 percent from $161.55 million to $199.65 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 549 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 587 for the last full year with a total value of $234.75 million, a $157.51 million, 203.93 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Qatar and No. 5 Vietnam. 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $120,464,792
2Mexico $30,309,792
3Russia $16,812,450
4Qatar $16,011,370
5Vietnam $5,940,000
6Sudan $5,774,000
7Thailand $1,031,325
8Pakistan $677,160
9Japan $461,295
10Panama $378,126

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $6,765,895
2Great Falls, Mont. $6,355,714
3El Paso $4,207,079
4Laredo $2,458,019
5Buffalo $2,313,873
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,978,375
7Phoenix/Nogales $1,963,893
8Detroit $1,497,406
9Seattle $1,322,566
10Pembina, N.D. $1,240,958

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:

  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 32.53 percent compared to last year to $51.43 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 414.04 percent compared to last year to $30.46 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 1000.29 percent compared to last year to $28.15 million.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. fell 7.16 percent compared to last year to $14.51 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 18.65 percent compared to last year to $10.67 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 $29.28 million, 32.11 percent, (60.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $7.59 million, 20.02 percent, (15.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Russia increased $16.76 million, 33525 percent, (8.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Qatar increased $11.17 million, 230.46 percent, (8.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Vietnam decreased $5.8 million, 49.4 percent, (2.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.94 percent of all these Live cattle exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $189.54 million of the $199.65 million total.

All totaled, 67.73 percent of all these Live cattle exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $135.22 million of the $199.65 million total