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

Exports: Wheat

Wheat, the No. 44 export by value totaled $580.72 million for the month of August, $4.34 billion through August of 2019, and $5.44 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
1Mexico$567.24 M
2Philippines$479.65 M
3Japan$401.99 M
4Nigeria$382.98 M
5Indonesia$237.65 M
6Taiwan$226.01 M
7South Korea$192.3 M
8Egypt$162.42 M
9Algeria$120.99 M
10Republic Of Yemen$107.97 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Kalama, Wash. $830,057,166
2Port of Houston $699,134,260
3Port of New Orleans $630,112,484
4Port of Vancouver, Wash. $492,243,370
5Port of Portland, Ore. $457,999,254
6Port of Longview, Wash. $310,989,792
7Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $182,669,143
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $180,845,313
9Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $105,753,616
10Port Laredo $102,464,983

U.S. exports of Wheat increased 23.41 percent through August to $4.34 billion

U.S. exports of Wheat increased 23.41 percent from $3.52 billion to $4.34 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 44 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 58 for the last full year with a total value of $5.44 billion, a $688.81 million, 11.24 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Nigeria and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Vancouver, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Portland, Ore..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Philippines, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portland, Ore., No. 2 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Vancouver, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $567,237,110
2Philippines $479,654,167
3Japan $401,993,138
4Nigeria $382,982,741
5Indonesia $237,654,488
6Taiwan $226,013,480
7South Korea $192,297,248
8Egypt $162,419,701
9Algeria $120,992,551
10Republic Of Yemen $107,965,373

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland/Columbia-Snake River $960,963,809
2Houston $314,760,069
3New Orleans $258,600,352
4Laredo $90,070,834
5El Paso $41,634,512
6Minneapolis $40,124,712
7Seattle $10,294,438
8Port Arthur, Texas $9,792,000
9Phoenix/Nogales $2,928,464
10Los Angeles $1,672,017

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 Kalama, Wash. rose 60.55 percent compared to last year to $830.06 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 109.35 percent compared to last year to $699.13 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 15.48 percent compared to last year to $630.11 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 15.9 percent compared to last year to $492.24 million.
  • Port of Portland, Ore. fell 37.33 percent compared to last year to $458 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 Mexico increased $122.89 million, 27.66 percent, (13.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Philippines increased $37.36 million, 8.45 percent, (11.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $70.76 million, 14.97 percent, (9.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Nigeria increased $233.46 million, 156.14 percent, (8.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia increased $134.78 million, 131.02 percent, (5.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 47.65 percent of all these Wheat exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $2.07 billion of the $4.34 billion total.

All totaled, 71.6 percent of all these Wheat exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $3.11 billion of the $4.34 billion total