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

Imports: Live cattle

Live cattle, the No. 208 import by value totaled $169.29 million for the month of February, $302.14 million through February 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

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$156.07 M
2Mexico$146.08 M
3Taiwan$0
4Kuwait$0
5Peru$0
6Vietnam$0
7Thailand$0
8Israel$0
9Colombia$0
10Australia$0
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U.S. imports of Live cattle increased 30.17 percent through February to $302.14 million

U.S. imports of Live cattle increased 30.17 percent from $232.11 million to $302.14 million through the first two 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 208 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 252 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 February 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 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 2 Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M., 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 Mexico and No. 2 Canada. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $156,066,529
2Mexico $146,078,280

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 83.17 percent compared to last year to $73.48 million.
  • Santa Teresa Border Crossing, N.M. rose 16.48 percent compared to last year to $69.62 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 19.24 percent compared to last year to $25.36 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 51.63 percent compared to last year to $23.88 million.
  • Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D. rose 29.74 percent compared to last year to $17.31 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 $41.07 million, 35.72 percent, (51.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $28.96 million, 24.73 percent, (48.35 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 February of this year. That is equal to $302.14 million of the $302.14 million total.

All totaled, 69.39 percent of all these Live cattle imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $209.65 million of the $302.14 million total