Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Live cattle

Live cattle, the No. 517 export by value totaled $11.83 million for the month of May, $92.67 million through May of 2020, and $261.1 million for all of 2019, 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$56.74 M
2Vietnam$13.52 M
3Mexico$7.6 M
4Qatar$7.25 M
5Egypt$5.34 M
6Thailand$1.06 M
7Barbados$521,923
8Taiwan$280,000
9Brazil$136,500
10India$66,000
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U.S. exports of Live cattle increased 20.96 percent through May to $92.67 million

U.S. exports of Live cattle increased 20.96 percent from $76.62 million to $92.67 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 517 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 607 for the last full year with a total value of $261.1 million, a $21.72 million, 9.08 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Pakistan and No. 5 Egypt. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 2 Port of Olympia, Wash., No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Port of Eastport, Idaho and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Qatar, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 2 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 31.74 percent compared to last year to $25.49 million.
  • Port of Olympia, Wash. rose 350.76 percent compared to last year to $13.52 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 65.83 percent compared to last year to $11.33 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 66.64 percent compared to last year to $10.44 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 424.82 percent compared to last year to $7.25 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 from No. 1 Canada increased $51.6 million, 34.44 percent, (217.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.07 million, 5.7 percent, (37.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Russia decreased $9.98 million, 59.36 percent, (7.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Pakistan increased $4.26 million, 628.88 percent, (5.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Egypt increased $4.22 million, 0 percent, (4.56 percent market share).

All totaled, 96.42 percent of all these Live cattle exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $251.75 million of the $261.1 million total.

All totaled, 73.41 percent of all these Live cattle exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $68.03 million of the $92.67 million total