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

Imports: Frozen beef

Frozen beef, the No. 187 import by value totaled $173.88 million for the month of August, $1.49 billion through August of 2019, and $2.17 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
1Australia$576.92 M
2New Zealand$523.14 M
3Nicaragua$127.99 M
4Uruguay$118.77 M
5Mexico$62.29 M
6Canada$38.1 M
7Costa Rica$17.56 M
8Ireland$13.19 M
9Japan$7.49 M
10The Netherlands$3.29 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.49 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $708,232,519
2Port of Los Angeles $235,881,983
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $114,237,283
4Port of Houston $92,601,189
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $86,335,531
6Port Laredo $49,350,093
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $32,194,361
8Port of Newark $27,040,709
9Port of Charleston $23,145,914
10Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $22,251,262

U.S. imports of Frozen beef decreased 8.54 percent through August to $1.49 billion

U.S. imports of Frozen beef decreased 8.54 percent from $1.63 billion to $1.49 billion through the first eight 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 187 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 180 for the last full year with a total value of $2.17 billion, a $5.96 million, 0.28 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 New Zealand, No. 3 Nicaragua, No. 4 Uruguay and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Nicaragua, No. 4 Uruguay and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $576,924,266
2New Zealand $523,136,623
3Nicaragua $127,985,982
4Uruguay $118,770,550
5Mexico $62,293,814
6Canada $38,097,739
7Costa Rica $17,557,806
8Ireland $13,189,883
9Japan $7,485,102
10The Netherlands $3,291,014

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $270,782,715
2Los Angeles $134,815,357
3Seattle $48,618,196
4San Francisco $37,177,913
5Houston $34,124,216
6Laredo $18,094,553
7Miami $16,596,282
8New York City $12,292,809
9Atlanta/Savannah $8,649,378
10Charleston $8,457,280

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Philadelphia fell 3.62 percent compared to last year to $708.23 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 24.06 percent compared to last year to $235.88 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 11.93 percent compared to last year to $114.24 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 22.13 percent compared to last year to $92.6 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 20.86 percent compared to last year to $86.34 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 Australia increased $52.38 million, 9.99 percent, (38.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 New Zealand decreased $217.57 million, 29.37 percent, (35.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Nicaragua decreased $2.91 million, 2.22 percent, (8.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Uruguay increased $13.17 million, 12.47 percent, (7.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $9.54 million, 18.09 percent, (4.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.39 percent of all these Frozen beef imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.41 billion of the $1.49 billion total.

All totaled, 82.88 percent of all these Frozen beef imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.24 billion of the $1.49 billion total