Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Live cattle

Live cattle, the No. 213 import by value totaled $93.57 million for the month of August, $1.24 billion through August of 2019, and $1.64 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific imports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$675.66 M
2Mexico$564.73 M
3Spain$0
4Nicaragua$0
5Australia$0
6Pakistan$0
7Saudi Arabia$0
8Brazil$0
9Thailand$0
10Guatemala$0
Data loading...

U.S. imports of Live cattle increased 16.27 percent through August to $1.24 billion

U.S. imports of Live cattle increased 16.27 percent from $1.07 billion to $1.24 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 213 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 237 for the last full year with a total value of $1.64 billion, a $49.5 million, 3.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources only markets for U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Canada and No. 2 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 2 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources only markets for U.S. imports of were No. 1 Canada and No. 2 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., No. 2 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $675,661,953
2Mexico $564,731,395

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1El Paso $177,900,989
2Great Falls, Mont. $119,801,382
3Phoenix/Nogales $91,864,487
4Pembina, N.D. $60,024,241
5Laredo $47,500,274
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $15,564,223
7Buffalo $15,066,744
8Seattle $9,337,598
9Detroit $7,087,806
10Portland, Maine $675,160

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:

  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. rose 4.78 percent compared to last year to $277.82 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 26.79 percent compared to last year to $247.65 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 98.19 percent compared to last year to $143.85 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 0.69 percent compared to last year to $87.47 million.
  • Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D. fell 4.42 percent compared to last year to $75.58 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 $119.14 million, 21.41 percent, (54.47 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $54.41 million, 10.66 percent, (45.53 percent market share).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Live cattle imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.24 billion of the $1.24 billion total.

All totaled, 67.11 percent of all these Live cattle imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $832.37 million of the $1.24 billion total