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

Exports: Rice

Rice, the No. 154 export by value totaled $165.21 million for the month of August, $1.27 billion through August 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$190.86 M
2Mexico$185 M
3Canada$133.99 M
4Haiti$133 M
5South Korea$126.85 M
6Saudi Arabia$58.06 M
7Jordan$49.39 M
8Iraq$43.37 M
9Colombia$38.09 M
10Taiwan$30.58 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.27 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $279,686,811
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $262,301,582
3Port of Stockton, Calif. $201,380,403
4Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $79,315,948
5Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $76,036,195
6Port of Lake Charles, La. $45,763,835
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $44,829,707
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $38,975,953
9Port of Houston $29,822,628
10Port of Los Angeles $24,767,275

U.S. exports of Rice increased 10.93 percent through August to $1.27 billion

U.S. exports of Rice increased 10.93 percent from $1.14 billion to $1.27 billion through the first eight 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 154 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 166 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, 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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $190,860,394
2Mexico $185,004,342
3Canada $133,989,664
4Haiti $132,995,852
5South Korea $126,845,984
6Saudi Arabia $58,061,659
7Jordan $49,393,337
8Iraq $43,371,523
9Colombia $38,086,875
10Taiwan $30,581,283

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 2.83 percent compared to last year to $279.69 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 50.39 percent compared to last year to $262.3 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. rose 19.04 percent compared to last year to $201.38 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 28.66 percent compared to last year to $79.32 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $76.04 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 $5.82 million, 3.14 percent, (15.04 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $21.8 million, 13.36 percent, (14.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $16.26 million, 13.82 percent, (10.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Haiti decreased $9.11 million, 6.41 percent, (10.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $60.35 million, 90.77 percent, (10 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.67 percent of all these Rice exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $769.7 million of the $1.27 billion total.

All totaled, 70.84 percent of all these Rice exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $898.72 million of the $1.27 billion total