January – July 2017

Top Ports

Total Trade: $9.18 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $2,311,351,909
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $2,151,605,273
3Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $730,675,334
4Port of Kalama, Wash. $609,961,146
5Port of Norfolk-Newport News, Va. $444,222,323
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $438,022,723
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $398,057,330
8Laredo World Trade Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $348,427,421
9Port of Los Angeles $314,144,134
10Port of Long Beach $275,880,538

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 20 percent through July to $9.18 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 20 percent from $7.64 billion to $9.18 billion through the first seven 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 17 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 15 for the last full year with a total value of $22.91 billion, a $3.99 billion, 21 percent increase over the 2015 total.

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

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 Indonesia and No. 5 Germany. 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 – July 2017

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $4,075,029,421
2Mexico $921,842,243
3The Netherlands $753,863,751
4Japan $585,028,496
5Indonesia $561,705,296
6Taiwan $305,343,472
7Bangladesh $258,903,187
8Egypt $247,316,695
9South Korea $170,631,537
10Pakistan $155,388,041

January – July 2017

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $5,193,632,516
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $1,104,513,912
3Seattle $841,482,779
4Los Angeles $590,029,162
5Laredo $533,529,209
6Norfolk $444,222,323
7Mobile $109,052,161
8New York City $80,307,110
9Detroit $71,899,304
10Pembina, N.D. $62,574,497

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 18.72 percent compared to last year to $2.31 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 15.03 percent compared to last year to $2.15 billion.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 61.79 percent compared to last year to $730.68 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. rose 40.71 percent compared to last year to $609.96 million.
  • Port of Norfolk-Newport News, Va. rose 25.86 percent compared to last year to $444.22 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 $737.91 million, 22.11 percent, (44.4 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $127.26 million, 16.02 percent, (10.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $625.05 million, 100 percent, (8.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $12.61 million, 2.2 percent, (6.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia decreased $3.28 million, 0.58 percent, (6.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.16 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $6.9 billion of the $9.18 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans increased $924.73 million, 21.66 percent, (56.59 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $142.33 million, 14.79 percent, (12.04 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle increased $21.28 million, 2.59 percent, (9.17 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Los Angeles increased $238.23 million, 67.72 percent, (6.43 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Laredo increased $93.55 million, 21.26 percent, (5.81 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 July of this year. That is equal to $8.26 billion of the $9.18 billion total.

All totaled, 68.08 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $6.25 billion of the $9.18 billion total