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

Exports: Soybeans

Soybeans, the No. 18 export by value totaled $1.43 billion for the month of December, $17.2 billion through December of 2018, and $21.66 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
1China$3.14 B
2Mexico$1.73 B
3The Netherlands$1.38 B
4Egypt$1.16 B
5Indonesia$1 B
6Japan$949.16 M
7Taiwan$831.46 M
8Argentina$719.68 M
9Pakistan$689.16 M
10Spain$618.29 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $17.2 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $5,215,072,969
2Port of New Orleans $3,446,272,421
3Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $1,217,989,903
4Port of Virginia $1,044,700,239
5Port of Kalama, Wash. $900,391,564
6Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $769,133,909
7Port of Los Angeles $658,480,352
8Port of Longview, Wash. $596,456,741
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $535,820,031
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $442,698,094

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 20.57 percent through December to $17.2 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 20.57 percent from $21.66 billion to $17.2 billion in 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 18 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 12 for the last full year with a total value of $21.66 billion, a $1.28 billion, 5.59 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Egypt 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 Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Kalama, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 The Netherlands, 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 Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Port of Kalama, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $3,144,896,635
2Mexico $1,730,447,400
3The Netherlands $1,379,391,655
4Egypt $1,163,546,076
5Indonesia $1,003,957,075
6Japan $949,161,543
7Taiwan $831,464,402
8Argentina $719,677,623
9Pakistan $689,155,754
10Spain $618,285,270

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW ORLEANS, LA $6,291,280,128
2COLUMBIA-SNAKE, OR $1,500,439,266
3SEATTLE, WA $664,657,642
4NORFOLK, VA $614,736,734
5LOS ANGELES, CA $420,784,160
6LAREDO, TX $389,327,112
7DETROIT, MI $116,009,464
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $103,677,032
9MOBILE, AL $75,280,486
10CLEVELAND, OH $59,739,840

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 5.2 percent compared to last year to $5.22 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 34.51 percent compared to last year to $3.45 billion.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 33.29 percent compared to last year to $1.22 billion.
  • Port of Virginia rose 11.46 percent compared to last year to $1.04 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 44.54 percent compared to last year to $900.39 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 $9.21 billion, 74.55 percent, (18.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $128.76 million, 8.04 percent, (10.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $276.72 million, 25.1 percent, (8.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Egypt increased $799.06 million, 219.22 percent, (6.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia increased $81.37 million, 8.82 percent, (5.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 48.96 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $8.42 billion of the $17.2 billion total.

All totaled, 68.74 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $11.82 billion of the $17.2 billion total