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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Prepared foods, beverages

Prepared foods, beverages, the No. 50 export by value totaled $513.84 million for the month of December, $5.92 billion through December of 2018, and $5.6 billion for all of 2017, 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$1.28 B
2Mexico$583.96 M
3South Korea$381.56 M
4Hong Kong$292.35 M
5The Netherlands$266.89 M
6Japan$257.44 M
7China$243.2 M
8United Kingdom$184.84 M
9Taiwan$183.19 M
10Australia$170.02 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.92 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $722,912,680
2Port of Long Beach $549,098,243
3Port Laredo $518,941,941
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $454,778,765
5Port of New York $382,548,784
6Los Angeles International Airport $327,177,078
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $323,325,763
8Port of Virginia $249,074,649
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $207,884,091
10Port of Newark $184,602,939

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 5.66 percent through December to $5.92 billion

U.S. exports of Prepared foods, beverages increased 5.66 percent from $5.6 billion to $5.92 billion in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 50 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 50 for the last full year with a total value of $5.6 billion, a $215.02 million, 3.70 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

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 Laredo, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,281,231,385
2Mexico $583,956,181
3South Korea $381,564,440
4Hong Kong $292,351,102
5The Netherlands $266,894,832
6Japan $257,438,418
7China $243,200,284
8United Kingdom $184,835,417
9Taiwan $183,187,018
10Australia $170,018,463

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $733,886,710
2DETROIT, MI $382,350,596
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $323,470,778
4LAREDO, TX $240,402,590
5MIAMI, FL $152,033,006
6NORFOLK, VA $130,336,858
7SAN FRANCISCO, CA $110,166,534
8BUFFALO, NY $99,851,244
9SEATTLE, WA $77,295,598
10CHARLESTON, SC $61,536,410

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 12.45 percent compared to last year to $722.91 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 13.11 percent compared to last year to $549.1 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 6.22 percent compared to last year to $518.94 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.04 percent compared to last year to $454.78 million.
  • Port of New York fell 2.37 percent compared to last year to $382.55 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 $25.3 million, 2.01 percent, (21.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $19.6 million, 3.47 percent, (9.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $53.1 million, 16.16 percent, (6.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Hong Kong increased $66.58 million, 29.49 percent, (4.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands decreased $8.76 million, 3.18 percent, (4.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 47.41 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.81 billion of the $5.92 billion total.

All totaled, 44.4 percent of all these Prepared foods, beverages exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.63 billion of the $5.92 billion total