Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Rice

Rice, the No. 132 export by value totaled $196.26 million for the month of May, $855.75 million through May of 2020, and $1.88 billion for all of 2019, 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$126.9 M
2South Korea$110.51 M
3Haiti$101.87 M
4Japan$94.84 M
5Canada$88.52 M
6Jordan$40.56 M
7Saudi Arabia$37.08 M
8Colombia$36.35 M
9Honduras$20.58 M
10Dominican Republic$19.07 M
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U.S. exports of Rice increased 8.61 percent through May to $855.75 million

U.S. exports of Rice increased 8.61 percent from $787.9 million to $855.75 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 132 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 156 for the last full year with a total value of $1.88 billion, a $189.13 million, 11.21 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources 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 Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, 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 leading sources 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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 9.06 percent compared to last year to $216.36 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 27.26 percent compared to last year to $186.8 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. rose 5.89 percent compared to last year to $106.48 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 29.73 percent compared to last year to $73.46 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 5.94 percent compared to last year to $45.76 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 from No. 1 Japan increased $43.33 million, 18.67 percent, (32.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $12.64 million, 4.82 percent, (32.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Haiti increased $593,467, 0.29 percent, (24.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada increased $21.12 million, 11.53 percent, (23.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 South Korea increased $43.24 million, 47.08 percent, (15.79 percent market share).

All totaled, 58.45 percent of all these Rice exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.1 billion of the $1.88 billion total.

All totaled, 73.49 percent of all these Rice exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $628.85 million of the $855.75 million total