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

Exports: Rice

Rice, the No. 176 export by value totaled $101.48 million for the month of October, $1.33 billion through October of 2018, and $1.77 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
1Mexico$206.25 M
2Japan$185.19 M
3Haiti$163.85 M
4Canada$147.95 M
5South Korea$68.25 M
6Iraq$57.39 M
7Saudi Arabia$57.23 M
8Jordan$53.45 M
9Colombia$49.05 M
10Honduras$37.91 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.33 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $351,408,759
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $202,982,845
3Port of Stockton, Calif. $169,170,183
4Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $136,979,746
5Port of Lake Charles, La. $83,267,332
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $49,679,130
7Port Laredo $45,504,877
8Port of Houston $44,788,831
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $43,736,218
10Port of Freeport, Texas $25,970,071

U.S. exports of Rice decreased 9.52 percent through October to $1.33 billion

U.S. exports of Rice decreased 9.52 percent from $1.47 billion to $1.33 billion through the first 10 months of 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 176 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 158 for the last full year with a total value of $1.77 billion, a $122.27 million, 6.45 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Haiti, No. 4 Canada 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..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Haiti, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan 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 Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Port of Stockton, Calif. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $206,247,643
2Japan $185,192,831
3Haiti $163,848,903
4Canada $147,946,541
5South Korea $68,245,379
6Iraq $57,393,500
7Saudi Arabia $57,226,945
8Jordan $53,448,816
9Colombia $49,048,206
10Honduras $37,907,697

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $136,401,164
2San Francisco $94,514,149
3Detroit $16,741,403
4Laredo $10,675,938
5Houston $8,051,146
6Los Angeles $5,491,374
7San Diego $4,813,405
8Seattle $4,614,922
9Atlanta/Savannah $4,335,505
10Buffalo $3,353,355

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 5.94 percent compared to last year to $351.41 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 41.73 percent compared to last year to $202.98 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. rose 70.9 percent compared to last year to $169.17 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 25.56 percent compared to last year to $136.98 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 54.96 percent compared to last year to $83.27 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 Mexico decreased $27.92 million, 11.92 percent, (15.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $65.92 million, 55.27 percent, (13.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Haiti decreased $29.34 million, 15.19 percent, (12.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $21.46 million, 16.96 percent, (11.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $26.18 million, 27.73 percent, (5.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.91 percent of all these Rice exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $771.48 million of the $1.33 billion total.

All totaled, 70.84 percent of all these Rice exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $943.81 million of the $1.33 billion total