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

Imports: Soybeans

Soybeans, the No. 627 import by value totaled $18 million for the month of August, $183.18 million through August of 2019, and $318.08 million 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
1India$47.81 M
2Canada$46.96 M
3Argentina$29.73 M
4Ukraine$22.22 M
5Chile$13.34 M
6Uruguay$8 M
7Kazakhstan$7.41 M
8Russia$3.37 M
9China$1.54 M
10Mexico$1.09 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $183.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $35,469,384
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $21,902,650
3Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. $19,317,312
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $16,043,965
5Port of Philadelphia $15,447,955
6Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $11,214,496
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $10,381,053
8Miami International Airport $9,795,165
9Port of Virginia $6,871,438
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,591,782

U.S. imports of Soybeans decreased 23.09 percent through August to $183.18 million

U.S. imports of Soybeans decreased 23.09 percent from $238.18 million to $183.18 million 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 627 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 556 for the last full year with a total value of $318.08 million, a $88.67 million, 21.80 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 India, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Ukraine and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 India, No. 3 Kazakhstan, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Ukraine. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $47,807,616
2Canada $46,962,559
3Argentina $29,734,828
4Ukraine $22,215,652
5Chile $13,343,105
6Uruguay $7,998,130
7Kazakhstan $7,408,240
8Russia $3,370,000
9China $1,544,470
10Mexico $1,092,300

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $42,548,286
2Baltimore $12,718,352
3Detroit $6,741,724
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $5,233,576
5San Francisco $4,404,440
6Seattle $3,973,971
7Duluth, Minn. $3,408,951
8Pembina, N.D. $3,290,489
9St. Albans, Vt. $2,476,336
10Buffalo $1,665,750

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 New Orleans fell 38.35 percent compared to last year to $35.47 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 52.45 percent compared to last year to $21.9 million.
  • Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. rose 139.44 percent compared to last year to $19.32 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 38.29 percent compared to last year to $16.04 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 52.13 percent compared to last year to $15.45 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 India decreased $9.1 million, 16 percent, (26.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $21.5 million, 31.4 percent, (25.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina increased $10.05 million, 51.06 percent, (16.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Ukraine increased $5.29 million, 31.23 percent, (12.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Chile increased $230,993, 1.76 percent, (7.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.38 percent of all these Soybeans imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $160.06 million of the $183.18 million total.

All totaled, 59.06 percent of all these Soybeans imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $108.18 million of the $183.18 million total