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

Imports: Beef, fresh or chilled

Beef, fresh or chilled, the No. 146 import by value totaled $240.5 million for the month of December, $3.03 billion through December 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$1.37 B
2Mexico$1.01 B
3Australia$525.28 M
4Nicaragua$36.82 M
5New Zealand$27.06 M
6Japan$26.22 M
7Uruguay$18.55 M
8The Netherlands$7.08 M
9Costa Rica$6.05 M
10Honduras$2.17 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.03 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $1,020,013,940
2Port Laredo $704,706,064
3Port of Philadelphia $389,991,982
4Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $286,743,675
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $187,558,997
6Port of Los Angeles $113,008,289
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $84,661,013
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $63,064,832
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $38,326,294
10Port of San Francisco, Calif. $37,260,689

U.S. imports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 9.91 percent through December to $3.03 billion

U.S. imports of Beef, fresh or chilled increased 9.91 percent from $2.75 billion to $3.03 billion in 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 146 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 143 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 December 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 Uruguay. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,367,888,042
2Mexico $1,007,361,306
3Australia $525,282,078
4Nicaragua $36,816,789
5New Zealand $27,056,977
6Japan $26,221,010
7Uruguay $18,547,391
8The Netherlands $7,081,544
9Costa Rica $6,050,781
10Honduras $2,174,879

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Great Falls, Mont. $209,346,076
2Laredo $173,590,670
3Philadelphia $78,397,743
4San Diego $69,895,124
5Buffalo $49,206,303
6Los Angeles $36,137,737
7Detroit $19,853,286
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $16,367,199
9San Francisco $12,807,397
10San Juan $9,096,132

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 20.99 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Port Laredo rose 1.6 percent compared to last year to $704.71 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 3.72 percent compared to last year to $389.99 million.
  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 19.52 percent compared to last year to $286.74 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 8.11 percent compared to last year to $187.56 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 $192.72 million, 16.4 percent, (45.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $58.56 million, 6.17 percent, (33.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $14.07 million, 2.75 percent, (17.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Nicaragua increased $4.66 million, 14.48 percent, (1.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 New Zealand increased $1.91 million, 7.6 percent, (0.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.95 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.96 billion of the $3.03 billion total.

All totaled, 85.55 percent of all these Beef, fresh or chilled imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.59 billion of the $3.03 billion total