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

Exports: Soybeans

Soybeans, the No. 18 export by value totaled $1.37 billion for the month of September, $12.02 billion through September of 2019, and $17.2 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
1China$4.88 B
2Mexico$1.37 B
3Japan$712.78 M
4Indonesia$697.02 M
5Egypt$641.3 M
6The Netherlands$500.84 M
7Taiwan$428.4 M
8South Korea$300.03 M
9Spain$295.03 M
10Thailand$265.74 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.02 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $3,054,223,972
2Port of New Orleans $2,877,681,446
3Port of Kalama, Wash. $1,105,410,492
4Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $613,544,084
5Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $606,539,886
6Port of Virginia $544,510,741
7Port of Vancouver, Wash. $465,701,837
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $413,250,270
9Port of Los Angeles $382,385,684
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $372,449,146

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 0.38 percent through September to $12.02 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 0.38 percent from $12.07 billion to $12.02 billion through the first nine 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 18 through September among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 19 for the last full year with a total value of $17.2 billion, a $4.46 billion, 20.57 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Egypt. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Egypt, No. 4 The Netherlands 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..

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $4,881,960,472
2Mexico $1,368,469,651
3Japan $712,783,717
4Indonesia $697,016,832
5Egypt $641,295,840
6The Netherlands $500,835,738
7Taiwan $428,395,278
8South Korea $300,029,232
9Spain $295,025,637
10Thailand $265,738,040

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $4,340,748,350
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $873,569,014
3Norfolk $430,219,125
4Seattle $354,685,222
5Laredo $286,580,988
6Los Angeles $282,101,186
7Detroit $102,523,778
8New York City $73,650,477
9Mobile $47,615,589
10Buffalo $45,944,945

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 15.14 percent compared to last year to $3.05 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 25.21 percent compared to last year to $2.88 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. rose 53.46 percent compared to last year to $1.11 billion.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 11.04 percent compared to last year to $613.54 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 9.69 percent compared to last year to $606.54 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 increased $1.88 billion, 62.67 percent, (40.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $117.91 million, 9.43 percent, (11.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $17.03 million, 2.45 percent, (5.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Indonesia decreased $93.76 million, 11.86 percent, (5.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Egypt decreased $278.82 million, 30.3 percent, (5.33 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.04 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $8.3 billion of the $12.02 billion total.

All totaled, 68.67 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $8.26 billion of the $12.02 billion total

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