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

Exports: Live cattle

Live cattle, the No. 569 export by value totaled $17.34 million for the month of February, $34.12 million through February 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$23.16 M
2Mexico$6.76 M
3Vietnam$3 M
4Kuwait$853,391
5Thailand$140,000
6Peru$81,750
7Taiwan$80,719
8Colombia$21,151
9Australia$5,851
10France$4,265
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $34.12 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $8,979,846
2Port of Eastport, Idaho $4,732,547
3Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $4,131,203
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,436,271
5Port of Olympia, Wash. $2,998,750
6Port Laredo $2,232,030
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,060,263
8Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $1,669,743
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $993,391
10Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $791,588

U.S. exports of Live cattle increased 6.73 percent through February to $34.12 million

U.S. exports of Live cattle increased 6.73 percent from $31.97 million to $34.12 million through the first two 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 569 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 577 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Kuwait and No. 5 Thailand. 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Olympia, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Sudan, No. 4 Qatar and No. 5 Pakistan. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $23,161,997
2Mexico $6,764,483
3Vietnam $2,998,750
4Kuwait $853,391
5Thailand $140,000
6Peru $81,750
7Taiwan $80,719
8Colombia $21,151
9Australia $5,851
10France $4,265

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 148.42 percent compared to last year to $8.98 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 82 percent compared to last year to $4.73 million.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. fell 1.8 percent compared to last year to $4.13 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 48.51 percent compared to last year to $3.44 million.
  • Port of Olympia, Wash. totaled $3 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 Canada increased $8.23 million, 55.09 percent, (67.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.86 million, 21.54 percent, (19.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Vietnam increased $3 million, 0 percent, (8.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Kuwait increased $853,391, 0 percent, (2.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Thailand decreased $160,725, 53.45 percent, (0.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.42 percent of all these Live cattle exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $33.92 million of the $34.12 million total.

All totaled, 71.16 percent of all these Live cattle exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $24.28 million of the $34.12 million total