Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled

Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled, the No. 59 export by value totaled $606.64 million for the month of December, $5.22 billion in 2019, and $4.59 billion 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

RankCountry2019
1Japan$1.44 B
2Mexico$974.26 M
3China$855.63 M
4South Korea$529.05 M
5Canada$386.05 M
6Australia$266.12 M
7Colombia$203.66 M
8Chile$85.51 M
9Dominican Republic$65.99 M
10Honduras$62.21 M
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U.S. exports of Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled increased 13.63 percent through December 2019 to $5.22 billion

U.S. exports of Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled increased 13.63 percent from $4.59 billion to $5.22 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 59 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 70 for the last full year with a total value of $4.59 billion, a $14.25 million, 0.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $1,441,220,158
2Mexico $974,258,404
3China $855,627,026
4South Korea $529,049,387
5Canada $386,049,600
6Australia $266,122,369
7Colombia $203,662,436
8Chile $85,514,700
9Dominican Republic $65,993,993
10Honduras $62,210,917

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $437,331,118
2Laredo $290,548,313
3Los Angeles $236,314,746
4Seattle $103,088,396
5Charleston $99,227,995
6Detroit $69,444,389
7Norfolk $53,560,372
8Philadelphia $36,699,348
9Miami $32,410,312
10Wilmington $31,914,594

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 7.98 percent compared to last year to $1.4 billion.
  • Port Laredo fell 11.93 percent compared to last year to $597.02 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 48.15 percent compared to last year to $401.01 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 28.99 percent compared to last year to $368.61 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.76 percent compared to last year to $309.14 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 Japan decreased $86.46 million, 5.66 percent, (27.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $38.7 million, 3.82 percent, (18.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $656.07 million, 328.75 percent, (16.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $66.18 million, 11.12 percent, (10.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $46.39 million, 13.66 percent, (7.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.23 percent of all these Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $4.19 billion of the $5.22 billion total.

All totaled, 58.98 percent of all these Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $3.08 billion of the $5.22 billion total