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

Imports: Live cattle

Live cattle, the No. 239 import by value totaled $146.65 million for the month of October, $1.33 billion through October of 2018, and $1.59 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$698.67 M
2Mexico$627.39 M
3Australia$3,000
4Panama$0
5Vietnam$0
6Colombia$0
7Iran$0
8Pakistan$0
9South Korea$0
10Sudan$0
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.33 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. $325,723,319
2Port of Eastport, Idaho $249,245,328
3Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $104,433,985
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $98,552,498
5Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D. $95,615,066
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $88,891,600
7Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $58,642,738
8Port Laredo $49,055,691
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $39,610,133
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $37,313,938

U.S. imports of Live cattle increased 3.75 percent through October to $1.33 billion

U.S. imports of Live cattle increased 3.75 percent from $1.28 billion to $1.33 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 239 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 226 for the last full year with a total value of $1.59 billion, a $82.57 million, 4.94 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources only markets for U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico and No. 3 Australia. 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..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources only markets for U.S. imports of were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico and No. 3 Australia. 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 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $698,671,634
2Mexico $627,393,566
3Australia $3,000

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1El Paso $66,501,111
2Great Falls, Mont. $57,905,619
3Phoenix/Nogales $34,422,318
4Pembina, N.D. $28,229,964
5Laredo $16,191,575
6Buffalo $10,254,854
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $9,084,940
8Seattle $6,199,702
9Detroit $2,359,706
10Anchorage $392,358

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:

  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. rose 25.08 percent compared to last year to $325.72 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 12.78 percent compared to last year to $249.25 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 17.37 percent compared to last year to $104.43 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 23.58 percent compared to last year to $98.55 million.
  • Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D. rose 58.77 percent compared to last year to $95.62 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 decreased $49.98 million, 6.68 percent, (52.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $97.93 million, 18.5 percent, (47.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $3,000, 0 percent, (0 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 October of this year. That is equal to $1.33 billion of the $1.33 billion total.

All totaled, 65.88 percent of all these Live cattle imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $873.57 million of the $1.33 billion total