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

Exports: Rice

Rice, the No. 164 export by value totaled $128.9 million for the month of February, $265.27 million through February of 2019, and $1.69 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
1Japan$42.76 M
2Mexico$39.43 M
3Canada$32.95 M
4Jordan$16.71 M
5Haiti$16.11 M
6Iraq$15.45 M
7Saudi Arabia$15.3 M
8South Korea$13.16 M
9Libya$10.17 M
10Taiwan$7.77 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $265.27 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $54,125,743
2Port of Stockton, Calif. $40,357,506
3Port of New Orleans $34,880,506
4Port of Lake Charles, La. $17,833,225
5Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $17,336,253
6Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $17,081,254
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,600,600
8Port of Houston $9,573,037
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $9,395,157
10Port of Los Angeles $6,149,658

U.S. exports of Rice decreased 11.29 percent through February to $265.27 million

U.S. exports of Rice decreased 11.29 percent from $299.03 million to $265.27 million through the first two 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 164 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 154 for the last full year with a total value of $1.69 billion, a $85.12 million, 4.80 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Jordan and No. 5 Haiti. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Stockton, Calif., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Iraq, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Haiti and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Stockton, Calif., No. 4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $42,759,554
2Mexico $39,432,612
3Canada $32,946,774
4Jordan $16,711,999
5Haiti $16,106,338
6Iraq $15,454,424
7Saudi Arabia $15,297,191
8South Korea $13,163,680
9Libya $10,166,253
10Taiwan $7,771,432

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $301,707,683
2San Francisco $195,091,941
3Detroit $39,601,133
4Houston $27,306,676
5Laredo $26,915,105
6Los Angeles $11,245,653
7San Diego $10,338,238
8Seattle $10,196,292
9Buffalo $7,436,067
10Miami $6,512,630

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 Oakland, Calif. fell 27.09 percent compared to last year to $54.13 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. rose 99.03 percent compared to last year to $40.36 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 41.69 percent compared to last year to $34.88 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 58.8 percent compared to last year to $17.83 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $17.34 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 Japan increased $6.82 million, 18.98 percent, (16.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $2.09 million, 5.61 percent, (14.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $5.61 million, 20.54 percent, (12.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Jordan increased $460,709, 2.83 percent, (6.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Haiti decreased $13.81 million, 46.16 percent, (6.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.78 percent of all these Rice exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $147.96 million of the $265.27 million total.

All totaled, 62.02 percent of all these Rice exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $164.53 million of the $265.27 million total