January – December 2016

Top Ports

Total Trade: $22.91 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of New Orleans, LA $6,018,599,721
2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $5,721,814,074
3 Port of Kalama, WA $1,648,711,018
4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $1,467,823,462
5 Port of Tacoma, WA $1,151,812,721
6 Port of Longview, WA $993,089,676
7 Port of Seattle, WA $968,709,397
8 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $953,444,534
9 Port of Vancouver, WA $565,452,265
10 Port of Long Beach $468,479,492

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 21 percent through December to $22.91 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 21 percent from $18.96 billion to $22.91 billion in 2016 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 10 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 12 for the last full year with a total value of $18.96 billion, a $5.01 billion, 21 percent increase over the 2014 total.

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

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

January – December 2016

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $14,204,278,106
2 Mexico $1,466,357,802
3 Japan $1,002,865,032
4 Indonesia $994,549,779
5 The Netherlands $785,693,069
6 Taiwan $586,277,645
7 Germany $437,882,571
8 Thailand $364,425,777
9 Spain $352,506,816
10 Vietnam $349,110,863

January – December 2016

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $13,211,359,425
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $3,529,586,603
3 Seattle $2,158,189,961
4 Norfolk $953,444,534
5 Laredo $835,745,285
6 Los Angeles $783,337,017
7 Houston $363,584,110
8 Mobile $355,047,086
9 New York City $230,139,243
10 Detroit $92,213,893

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans, LA rose 36.95 percent compared to last year to $6.02 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 5.75 percent compared to last year to $5.72 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, WA rose 4.42 percent compared to last year to $1.65 billion.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA rose 13.26 percent compared to last year to $1.47 billion.
  • Port of Tacoma, WA rose 45.45 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.

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 $3.68 billion, 34.9 percent, (61.99 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $36.26 million, 2.54 percent, (6.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $52.76 million, 5 percent, (4.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Indonesia increased $217.25 million, 27.95 percent, (4.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $329.3 million, 72.15 percent, (3.43 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.54 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $18.45 billion of the $22.91 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans increased $2.09 billion, 18.84 percent, (57.66 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $854.68 million, 31.95 percent, (15.4 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle increased $452.16 million, 26.5 percent, (9.42 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Norfolk increased $205.06 million, 27.4 percent, (4.16 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Laredo increased $107.35 million, 14.74 percent, (3.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled 90 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Customs districts through December of this year. That is equal to $20.69 billion of the $22.91 billion total.

All totaled, 69.87 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $16.01 billion of the $22.91 billion total