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

Exports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 47 export by value totaled $562.32 million for the month of March, $1.54 billion through March of 2019, and $5.92 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

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$333.48 M
2Mexico$138.21 M
3South Korea$132.64 M
4The Netherlands$82.51 M
5Hong Kong$63.79 M
6Japan$61.36 M
7China$59.35 M
8United Kingdom$46.32 M
9Thailand$44.39 M
10Taiwan$43.06 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.54 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $183,265,355
2Port of Long Beach $127,341,982
3Port Laredo $123,462,855
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $109,462,419
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $91,667,390
6Los Angeles International Airport $88,390,583
7Port of New York $87,197,951
8Port of Virginia $56,458,744
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $51,103,986
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $50,187,866

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 13.97 percent through March to $1.54 billion

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 13.97 percent from $1.35 billion to $1.54 billion through the first three 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 47 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 53 for the last full year with a total value of $5.92 billion, a $317.06 million, 5.66 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $333,482,973
2Mexico $138,208,781
3South Korea $132,637,903
4The Netherlands $82,510,230
5Hong Kong $63,786,263
6Japan $61,355,668
7China $59,351,120
8United Kingdom $46,318,484
9Thailand $44,393,466
10Taiwan $43,058,876

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $511,612,401
2Detroit $259,716,899
3New York City $217,963,147
4Laredo $167,254,149
5Miami $99,676,593
6Norfolk $84,426,333
7San Francisco $77,467,243
8Buffalo $66,311,349
9Seattle $54,863,161
10Atlanta/Savannah $49,067,564

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 16.15 percent compared to last year to $183.27 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 5.28 percent compared to last year to $127.34 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 12.6 percent compared to last year to $123.46 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 5.41 percent compared to last year to $109.46 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 13.99 percent compared to last year to $91.67 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 $22.9 million, 7.37 percent, (21.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $12.07 million, 9.57 percent, (9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $56.11 million, 73.32 percent, (8.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $18.95 million, 29.82 percent, (5.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong increased $1.06 million, 1.69 percent, (4.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 48.89 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $750.63 million of the $1.54 billion total.

All totaled, 41.38 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $635.2 million of the $1.54 billion total