Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Raw hides, skins of cows, horses

Raw hides, skins of cows, horses, the No. 300 export by value totaled $61.97 million for the month of December, $765.17 million in 2019, and $1.1 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
1China$400.21 M
2South Korea$138.92 M
3Mexico$96.72 M
4Thailand$52.31 M
5Taiwan$16.34 M
6Japan$12.41 M
7Brazil$7.69 M
8Italy$7.07 M
9Indonesia$6.79 M
10The Netherlands$6.39 M
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U.S. exports of Raw hides, skins of cows, horses decreased 30.75 percent through December 2019 to $765.17 million

U.S. exports of Raw hides, skins of cows, horses decreased 30.75 percent from $1.1 billion to $765.17 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 300 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 242 for the last full year with a total value of $1.1 billion, a $390 million, 26.09 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $400,207,310
2South Korea $138,923,246
3Mexico $96,719,785
4Thailand $52,306,218
5Taiwan $16,344,524
6Japan $12,409,022
7Brazil $7,689,318
8Italy $7,071,951
9Indonesia $6,790,848
10The Netherlands $6,385,807

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $202,718,878
2Seattle $45,394,772
3San Francisco $36,632,955
4Laredo $34,944,221
5Pembina, N.D. $12,455,708
6Boston $11,528,592
7New York City $11,431,936
8Atlanta/Savannah $3,725,001
9Norfolk $1,640,047
10Chicago $1,143,426

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 33.81 percent compared to last year to $199.31 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 33.73 percent compared to last year to $195.95 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 24.03 percent compared to last year to $85.13 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 12.81 percent compared to last year to $82.94 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 40.32 percent compared to last year to $61.56 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 China decreased $185.01 million, 31.61 percent, (52.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea decreased $52.97 million, 27.6 percent, (18.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $23.29 million, 19.4 percent, (12.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Thailand decreased $45.62 million, 46.59 percent, (6.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $7.22 million, 30.65 percent, (2.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.07 percent of all these Raw hides, skins of cows, horses exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $704.5 million of the $765.17 million total.

All totaled, 81.67 percent of all these Raw hides, skins of cows, horses exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $624.89 million of the $765.17 million total