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

Exports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 53 export by value totaled $491.95 million for the month of February, $947.6 million through February of 2020, and $6.26 billion 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$216.93 M
2Mexico$89.62 M
3South Korea$76.15 M
4The Netherlands$51.19 M
5Hong Kong$36.87 M
6China$36.71 M
7Japan$33.11 M
8United Kingdom$26.38 M
9Australia$24.78 M
10Taiwan$24.61 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $947.6 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $106,922,518
2Port of Long Beach $82,753,950
3Port Laredo $80,625,880
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $67,018,670
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $61,987,583
6Port of New York $59,394,246
7Los Angeles International Airport $43,839,460
8Port of Virginia $36,831,638
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $35,174,201
10Port of Charleston $31,165,031

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages decreased 2.60 percent through February to $947.6 million

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages decreased 2.60 percent from $972.87 million to $947.6 million through the first two 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 53 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 49 for the last full year with a total value of $6.26 billion, a $343.86 million, 5.81 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 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.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $216,934,786
2Mexico $89,624,402
3South Korea $76,150,839
4The Netherlands $51,187,292
5Hong Kong $36,874,516
6China $36,708,541
7Japan $33,110,636
8United Kingdom $26,375,746
9Australia $24,778,764
10Taiwan $24,611,945

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $261,608,270
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $145,669,086
3DETROIT, MI $128,133,876
4LAREDO, TX $97,858,952
5MIAMI, FL $42,122,426
6SAVANNAH, GA $40,217,058
7CHARLESTON, SC $39,565,456
8NORFOLK, VA $39,087,354
9SEATTLE, WA $37,311,062
10BUFFALO, NY $34,136,814

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 1.34 percent compared to last year to $106.92 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 4.52 percent compared to last year to $82.75 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 2.49 percent compared to last year to $80.63 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 7.53 percent compared to last year to $67.02 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 8.27 percent compared to last year to $61.99 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 decreased $1.43 million, 0.66 percent, (22.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $4.09 million, 4.37 percent, (9.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $11.11 million, 12.73 percent, (8.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $2.83 million, 5.84 percent, (5.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong decreased $855,205, 2.27 percent, (3.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.68 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $470.77 million of the $947.6 million total.

All totaled, 42.14 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $399.31 million of the $947.6 million total