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

Imports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 130 import by value totaled $306.27 million for the month of March, $821.12 million through March of 2019, and $3.03 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$376.79 M
2Mexico$279.47 M
3Australia$122.15 M
4Nicaragua$14.45 M
5New Zealand$9.82 M
6Japan$8.53 M
7Uruguay$5.18 M
8The Netherlands$2.21 M
9Costa Rica$1.31 M
10Honduras$647,352
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $821.12 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $280,551,483
2Port Laredo $211,673,011
3Port of Philadelphia $94,491,365
4Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $62,773,436
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $53,500,096
6Port of Los Angeles $29,567,654
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $23,421,833
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $15,501,338
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $12,283,702
10Los Angeles International Airport $6,999,332

U.S. imports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 18.74 percent through March to $821.12 million

U.S. imports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 18.74 percent from $691.53 million to $821.12 million through the first three 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 130 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 155 for the last full year with a total value of $3.03 billion, a $272.94 million, 9.91 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March 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 Japan and No. 5 Nicaragua. 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $376,790,568
2Mexico $279,470,714
3Australia $122,148,336
4Nicaragua $14,453,288
5New Zealand $9,823,332
6Japan $8,532,919
7Uruguay $5,180,610
8The Netherlands $2,205,311
9Costa Rica $1,314,664
10Honduras $647,352

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Great Falls, Mont. $302,225,167
2Laredo $233,100,244
3Philadelphia $110,919,122
4San Diego $95,574,617
5Buffalo $65,452,224
6Los Angeles $48,211,446
7Detroit $28,432,429
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $21,280,073
9San Francisco $16,150,035
10San Juan $10,958,541

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 35.56 percent compared to last year to $280.55 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 22.12 percent compared to last year to $211.67 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 19.54 percent compared to last year to $94.49 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. fell 5.35 percent compared to last year to $62.77 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 15.98 percent compared to last year to $53.5 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 $79.04 million, 26.54 percent, (45.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $36.55 million, 15.05 percent, (34.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $8.02 million, 7.03 percent, (14.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Nicaragua increased $5.78 million, 66.67 percent, (1.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 New Zealand increased $2.25 million, 29.69 percent, (1.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.76 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $802.69 million of the $821.12 million total.

All totaled, 85.61 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $702.99 million of the $821.12 million total