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

Exports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 48 export by value totaled $529.44 million for the month of July, $3.65 billion through July 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$793.03 M
2Mexico$340.61 M
3South Korea$294.84 M
4The Netherlands$184.31 M
5China$155.62 M
6Hong Kong$145.32 M
7Japan$130.45 M
8Taiwan$106.29 M
9United Kingdom$103.27 M
10Thailand$98.12 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.65 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $430,884,169
2Port of Long Beach $326,790,284
3Port Laredo $302,926,346
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $277,969,928
5Port of New York $217,940,002
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $199,317,946
7Los Angeles International Airport $195,612,945
8Port of Virginia $146,832,935
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $122,621,591
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $114,753,014

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 8.88 percent through July to $3.65 billion

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 8.88 percent from $3.35 billion to $3.65 billion through the first seven 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 48 through July 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 July 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 China. 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $793,028,939
2Mexico $340,612,561
3South Korea $294,841,185
4The Netherlands $184,314,851
5China $155,615,104
6Hong Kong $145,318,522
7Japan $130,448,535
8Taiwan $106,293,045
9United Kingdom $103,274,401
10Thailand $98,120,103

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 8.65 percent compared to last year to $430.88 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 0.96 percent compared to last year to $326.79 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 4.31 percent compared to last year to $302.93 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 5.9 percent compared to last year to $277.97 million.
  • Port of New York fell 1.24 percent compared to last year to $217.94 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 $57.42 million, 7.81 percent, (21.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $12.02 million, 3.66 percent, (9.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $84.74 million, 40.33 percent, (8.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $34.99 million, 23.43 percent, (5.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $34.21 million, 28.17 percent, (4.26 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 48.42 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.77 billion of the $3.65 billion total.

All totaled, 42.62 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.56 billion of the $3.65 billion total