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

Exports: Wheat

Wheat, the No. 44 export by value totaled $559.43 million for the month of February, $1.05 billion through February 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$133.53 M
2Philippines$130.56 M
3Japan$128.08 M
4Egypt$78.48 M
5Nigeria$75.56 M
6South Korea$63.89 M
7Republic Of Yemen$48.42 M
8Taiwan$44.11 M
9Indonesia$37.98 M
10Malaysia$35.73 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.05 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Kalama, Wash. $190,515,703
2Port of Portland, Ore. $177,722,584
3Port of New Orleans $168,089,738
4Port of Vancouver, Wash. $151,422,088
5Port of Houston $129,319,571
6Port of Longview, Wash. $64,743,827
7Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $52,264,760
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $35,995,753
9Port Laredo $22,328,737
10Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $15,292,977

U.S. exports of Wheat increased 38.38 percent through February to $1.05 billion

U.S. exports of Wheat increased 38.38 percent from $760.38 million to $1.05 billion through the first two 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 February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 67 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 Nigeria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 2 Port of Portland, Ore., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Vancouver, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Philippines, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Nigeria. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $133,534,507
2Philippines $130,558,823
3Japan $128,084,624
4Egypt $78,484,626
5Nigeria $75,557,004
6South Korea $63,887,012
7Republic Of Yemen $48,419,134
8Taiwan $44,110,433
9Indonesia $37,975,438
10Malaysia $35,729,175

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Kalama, Wash. rose 69.33 percent compared to last year to $190.52 million.
  • Port of Portland, Ore. rose 20.51 percent compared to last year to $177.72 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 26.5 percent compared to last year to $168.09 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 95.5 percent compared to last year to $151.42 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 5.47 percent compared to last year to $129.32 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 $27.03 million, 25.38 percent, (12.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Philippines increased $54.27 million, 71.13 percent, (12.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $21.59 million, 20.27 percent, (12.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Egypt increased $78.48 million, 0 percent, (7.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Nigeria increased $36.38 million, 92.87 percent, (7.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 51.91 percent of all these Wheat exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $546.22 million of the $1.05 billion total.

All totaled, 77.65 percent of all these Wheat exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $817.07 million of the $1.05 billion total