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

Exports: Oats

Oats, the No. 1015 export by value totaled $914,666 for the month of May, $5.79 million through May of 2020, and $9.37 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
1China$1.8 M
2Japan$1.13 M
3Mexico$759,615
4Canada$658,451
5South Korea$337,119
6Taiwan$257,985
7United Arab Emirates$127,748
8Colombia$120,294
9Kuwait$111,852
10Australia$59,872
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U.S. exports of Oats increased 33.11 percent through May to $5.79 million

U.S. exports of Oats increased 33.11 percent from $4.35 million to $5.79 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 1015 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1071 for the last full year with a total value of $9.37 million, a $644,790, 6.44 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Van Buren Border Crossing, Maine.

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:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 67.88 percent compared to last year to $1.35 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 9.12 percent compared to last year to $1.06 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 1353.31 percent compared to last year to $1.01 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 9.44 percent compared to last year to $577,309.
  • Port of New York rose 1841.84 percent compared to last year to $421,204.

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 Mexico decreased $801,716, 29.21 percent, (33.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Japan increased $195,730, 11.71 percent, (32.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Canada increased $390,774, 28.59 percent, (30.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $629,236, 51.12 percent, (10.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 China increased $322,814, 124.29 percent, (10.06 percent market share).

All totaled, 72.09 percent of all these Oats exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $6.75 million of the $9.37 million total.

All totaled, 76.34 percent of all these Oats exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $4.42 million of the $5.79 million total