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

Exports: Wheat

Wheat, the No. 57 export by value totaled $475.08 million for the month of October, $4.46 billion through October of 2018, and $6.13 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
1Japan$589.45 M
2Mexico$564.18 M
3Philippines$531.08 M
4South Korea$291.66 M
5Taiwan$210.69 M
6Iraq$198.12 M
7Nigeria$178.21 M
8Thailand$142.85 M
9Indonesia$130.48 M
10Italy$112.69 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.46 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Ore. $915,872,207
2Port of Kalama, Wash. $774,314,013
3Port of New Orleans $674,301,472
4Port of Vancouver, Wash. $522,734,786
5Port of Houston $386,909,652
6Port of Longview, Wash. $332,866,545
7Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $163,277,093
8Port of Duluth, Minn. $135,200,249
9Port Laredo $119,309,830
10Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $113,864,813

U.S. exports of Wheat decreased 15.42 percent through October to $4.46 billion

U.S. exports of Wheat decreased 15.42 percent from $5.27 billion to $4.46 billion through the first 10 months of 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 57 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 42 for the last full year with a total value of $6.13 billion, a $730.05 million, 13.53 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Philippines, No. 4 China 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 Houston and No. 5 Port of Vancouver, Wash..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $589,448,204
2Mexico $564,181,419
3Philippines $531,078,413
4South Korea $291,660,047
5Taiwan $210,686,270
6Iraq $198,116,561
7Nigeria $178,209,187
8Thailand $142,853,922
9Indonesia $130,480,583
10Italy $112,693,628

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland/Columbia-Snake River $374,766,555
2Houston $156,498,822
3New Orleans $142,818,021
4Laredo $49,704,805
5El Paso $17,470,106
6Port Arthur, Texas $9,792,000
7Seattle $2,517,766
8Phoenix/Nogales $1,629,243
9Norfolk $1,203,992
10Detroit $1,079,570

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Portland, Ore. rose 13.1 percent compared to last year to $915.87 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 18.48 percent compared to last year to $774.31 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 5.86 percent compared to last year to $674.3 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 8.66 percent compared to last year to $522.73 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 43.66 percent compared to last year to $386.91 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 Japan decreased $17.68 million, 2.91 percent, (13.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $198.64 million, 26.04 percent, (12.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Philippines increased $46.64 million, 9.63 percent, (11.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $18.89 million, 6.92 percent, (6.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $30.52 million, 12.65 percent, (4.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.04 percent of all these Wheat exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.19 billion of the $4.46 billion total.

All totaled, 73.42 percent of all these Wheat exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.27 billion of the $4.46 billion total