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

Imports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 145 import by value totaled $266.62 million for the month of October, $2.53 billion through October of 2018, and $2.75 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$1.13 B
2Mexico$846.45 M
3Australia$443.94 M
4Nicaragua$32.19 M
5New Zealand$23.58 M
6Japan$23.53 M
7Uruguay$15.49 M
8The Netherlands$6.15 M
9Costa Rica$6.05 M
10Honduras$1.7 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.53 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $837,865,673
2Port Laredo $590,175,527
3Port of Philadelphia $330,882,043
4Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $242,756,166
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $153,265,947
6Port of Los Angeles $94,407,685
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $69,617,166
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $53,077,175
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $34,934,726
10Port of San Francisco, Calif. $32,059,409

U.S. imports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 9.37 percent through October to $2.53 billion

U.S. imports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 9.37 percent from $2.31 billion to $2.53 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 145 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 142 for the last full year with a total value of $2.75 billion, a $65.62 million, 2.44 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Nicaragua and No. 5 New Zealand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Nicaragua and No. 5 New Zealand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,125,286,933
2Mexico $846,451,606
3Australia $443,935,996
4Nicaragua $32,194,168
5New Zealand $23,577,977
6Japan $23,532,445
7Uruguay $15,489,029
8The Netherlands $6,154,194
9Costa Rica $6,050,781
10Honduras $1,697,633

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Great Falls, Mont. $120,076,900
2Laredo $118,569,707
3Philadelphia $51,684,550
4San Diego $48,997,186
5Buffalo $31,159,174
6Los Angeles $24,606,988
7Detroit $13,388,582
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $11,292,416
9San Francisco $10,214,482
10San Juan $7,566,973

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:

  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 19.24 percent compared to last year to $837.87 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 2.27 percent compared to last year to $590.18 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 7.84 percent compared to last year to $330.88 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 22.81 percent compared to last year to $242.76 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 7.08 percent compared to last year to $153.27 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. imports from No. 1 Canada increased $146.97 million, 15.02 percent, (44.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $58.05 million, 7.36 percent, (33.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $2.71 million, 0.61 percent, (17.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Nicaragua increased $6.08 million, 23.3 percent, (1.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 New Zealand increased $612,163, 2.67 percent, (0.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.85 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.47 billion of the $2.53 billion total.

All totaled, 85.32 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.15 billion of the $2.53 billion total