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

Exports: Soybeans

Soybeans, the No. 14 export by value totaled $1.01 billion for the month of February, $2.96 billion through February of 2020, and $18.72 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
1China$953.37 M
2Mexico$328.89 M
3The Netherlands$238.67 M
4Japan$203.21 M
5Egypt$202.24 M
6Taiwan$149.42 M
7Spain$102.61 M
8Indonesia$98.96 M
9Bangladesh$78.08 M
10Vietnam$70.04 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.96 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $896,012,195
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $661,641,752
3Port of Kalama, Wash. $248,260,579
4Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $192,751,836
5Eagle Pass $159,072,905
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $149,564,238
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $119,834,395
8Port of Virginia $102,248,219
9Port of Los Angeles $100,906,368
10Port of Long Beach $67,957,390

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 10.95 percent through February to $2.96 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 10.95 percent from $3.32 billion to $2.96 billion through the first two 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 14 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 15 for the last full year with a total value of $18.72 billion, a $1.52 billion, 8.85 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Egypt. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. and No. 5 Eagle Pass.

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

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $953,372,720
2Mexico $328,888,759
3The Netherlands $238,671,776
4Japan $203,214,487
5Egypt $202,241,586
6Taiwan $149,420,276
7Spain $102,605,896
8Indonesia $98,962,376
9Bangladesh $78,081,176
10Vietnam $70,036,185

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW ORLEANS, LA $2,620,399,750
2COLUMBIA-SNAKE, OR $454,470,304
3SEATTLE, WA $309,086,182
4LOS ANGELES, CA $184,130,872
5NORFOLK, VA $148,155,842
6LAREDO, TX $128,504,364
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $45,712,484
8MOBILE, AL $36,909,144
9PEMBINA, ND $23,429,038
10BUFFALO, NY $20,671,612

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 44.85 percent compared to last year to $896.01 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 40.08 percent compared to last year to $661.64 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 0.86 percent compared to last year to $248.26 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 12.45 percent compared to last year to $192.75 million.
  • Eagle Pass rose 15.71 percent compared to last year to $159.07 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 $251.76 million, 20.89 percent, (32.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $35.23 million, 12 percent, (11.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $111.19 million, 87.22 percent, (8.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $34.49 million, 20.44 percent, (6.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Egypt decreased $15.95 million, 7.31 percent, (6.83 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.08 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.93 billion of the $2.96 billion total.

All totaled, 72.9 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $2.16 billion of the $2.96 billion total