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

Exports: Soybeans

Soybeans, the No. 18 export by value totaled $903.63 million for the month of May, $6.45 billion through May of 2019, and $17.2 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
1China$2.32 B
2Mexico$779.81 M
3Egypt$432.96 M
4Japan$424.07 M
5Indonesia$375.57 M
6The Netherlands$267.72 M
7Taiwan$228.79 M
8South Korea$190.78 M
9Spain$169.49 M
10Thailand$169.09 M
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January – May 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.45 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $1,943,020,742
2Port of New Orleans $1,168,935,970
3Port of Kalama, Wash. $454,281,193
4Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $346,073,293
5Port of Virginia $314,295,195
6Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $309,067,945
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $269,429,874
8Port of Vancouver, Wash. $265,941,345
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $232,989,455
10Port of Los Angeles $227,773,556

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 10.31 percent through May to $6.45 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 10.31 percent from $7.19 billion to $6.45 billion through the first five 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 18 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 18 for the last full year with a total value of $17.2 billion, a $4.46 billion, 20.57 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through May of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Egypt, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Egypt, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Kalama, Wash..

January – May 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $2,317,638,571
2Mexico $779,811,665
3Egypt $432,962,100
4Japan $424,073,125
5Indonesia $375,568,532
6The Netherlands $267,720,796
7Taiwan $228,785,699
8South Korea $190,783,996
9Spain $169,493,358
10Thailand $169,087,389

January – May 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $4,340,748,350
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $873,569,014
3Norfolk $430,219,125
4Seattle $354,685,222
5Laredo $286,580,988
6Los Angeles $282,101,186
7Detroit $102,523,778
8New York City $73,650,477
9Mobile $47,615,589
10Buffalo $45,944,945

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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 0.05 percent compared to last year to $1.94 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 19.59 percent compared to last year to $1.17 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 15.59 percent compared to last year to $454.28 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 14.99 percent compared to last year to $346.07 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 31.84 percent compared to last year to $314.3 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 $449.19 million, 16.23 percent, (35.93 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $140.86 million, 22.05 percent, (12.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Egypt decreased $121.66 million, 21.94 percent, (6.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $16.41 million, 3.73 percent, (6.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia decreased $21.8 million, 5.49 percent, (5.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.12 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $4.33 billion of the $6.45 billion total.

All totaled, 65.52 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $4.23 billion of the $6.45 billion total