January – March 2017

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.1 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $1,692,423,936
2 Port of New Orleans $1,438,638,174
3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $563,746,575
4 Port of Kalama, Wash. $395,040,319
5 Port of Tacoma, Wash. $327,685,578
6 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, Va. $275,548,412
7 Port of Seattle, Wash. $253,941,741
8 Port of Vancouver, Wash. $215,900,089
9 Port of Longview, Wash. $187,619,297
10 Port of Los Angeles $141,846,310

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 19 percent through March to $6.1 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 19 percent from $5.13 billion to $6.1 billion through the first three months of 2017 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 9 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 11 for the last full year with a total value of $22.91 billion, a $3.95 billion, 21 percent increase over the 2015 total.

Through March of this year the, top five markets for U.S. exports in this category were No. 1 China, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Indonesia. The top five airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports left the United States through March were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Port of Kalama, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. exports of were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Indonesia. The top five airports, seaports and border crossings for exports were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

January – March 2017

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $3,354,245,880
2 The Netherlands $462,301,834
3 Mexico $382,905,276
4 Japan $330,233,958
5 Indonesia $291,629,630
6 Taiwan $223,317,836
7 South Korea $138,065,890
8 Egypt $111,009,805
9 Bangladesh $108,201,002
10 Thailand $95,729,433

January – March 2017

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $3,694,808,685
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $798,559,705
3 Seattle $582,330,240
4 Los Angeles $276,449,672
5 Norfolk $275,548,412
6 Laredo $187,164,118
7 Mobile $109,052,161
8 New York City $46,005,472
9 Detroit $35,631,266
10 Pembina, N.D. $28,931,731

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 22.55 percent compared to last year to $1.69 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 26.36 percent compared to last year to $1.44 billion.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 176.83 percent compared to last year to $563.75 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 8.87 percent compared to last year to $395.04 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 3.27 percent compared to last year to $327.69 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. exports to No. 1 China increased $494.09 million, 17.27 percent, (55.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 The Netherlands increased $462.28 million, 100 percent, (7.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $56.78 million, 17.41 percent, (6.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $21.04 million, 6.8 percent, (5.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia increased $28.48 million, 10.82 percent, (4.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.07 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $4.82 billion of the $6.1 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans increased $971.71 million, 35.68 percent, (60.6 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River decreased $136.48 million, 14.6 percent, (13.1 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle decreased $88.29 million, 13.17 percent, (9.55 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Los Angeles increased $111.21 million, 67.3 percent, (4.53 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Norfolk increased $8.57 million, 3.21 percent, (4.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled 92 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Customs districts through March of this year. That is equal to $5.63 billion of the $6.1 billion total.

All totaled, 72.45 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $4.42 billion of the $6.1 billion total