January – June 2016

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.47 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $1,628,823,836
2 Port of New Orleans, LA $1,430,505,318
3 Port of Kalama, WA $433,493,953
4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $384,980,274
5 Port of Tacoma, WA $355,063,818
6 Port of Seattle, WA $343,625,438
7 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $319,865,142
8 Port of Longview, WA $254,580,301
9 Port of Long Beach, CA $191,333,582
10 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing $164,659,855

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 15 percent through June to $6.47 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 15 percent from $7.59 billion to $6.47 billion through the first six months of 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 16 through June among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 14 for the last full year with a total value of $18.96 billion, a $5.01 billion, 21 percent decrease over the 2014 total.

Through June of this year the, top five markets for U.S. exports in this category were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. The top five airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports left the United States through June 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 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 Indonesia and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 – June 2016

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $2,915,402,583
2 Mexico $668,157,491
3 Indonesia $510,162,418
4 Japan $506,115,912
5 Germany $343,626,972
6 Taiwan $266,937,751
7 Bangladesh $142,010,180
8 Colombia $91,195,716
9 South Korea $88,103,955
10 Vietnam $81,396,077

January – June 2016

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $3,444,309,428
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $952,772,536
3 Seattle $717,095,344
4 Laredo $362,474,559
5 Norfolk $319,865,142
6 Los Angeles $296,842,351
7 New York City $122,705,671
8 Mobile $58,528,125
9 Detroit $52,657,195
10 Pembina, N.D. $42,323,102

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 24.56 percent compared to last year to $1.63 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans, LA fell 14.97 percent compared to last year to $1.43 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, WA fell 23.05 percent compared to last year to $433.49 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA fell 10.57 percent compared to last year to $384.98 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, WA fell 4.15 percent compared to last year to $355.06 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 decreased $540.1 million, 15.63 percent, (45.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $12.74 million, 1.87 percent, (10.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Indonesia increased $45.18 million, 9.72 percent, (7.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $54.65 million, 9.75 percent, (7.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $181.06 million, 100 percent, (5.31 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.39 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $4.94 billion of the $6.47 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans decreased $827.63 million, 19.37 percent, (53.22 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $57.44 million, 6.42 percent, (14.72 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle decreased $36.8 million, 4.88 percent, (11.08 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Laredo decreased $24.99 million, 6.45 percent, (5.6 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Norfolk decreased $54.83 million, 14.63 percent, (4.94 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 June of this year. That is equal to $5.8 billion of the $6.47 billion total.

All totaled, 65.41 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $4.23 billion of the $6.47 billion total

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