October 2014

Top Ports

Total Trade: $15.72 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $4,253,293,117
2 Port of New Orleans, LA $3,997,312,831
3 Port of Kalama, WA $1,127,224,784
4 Port of Longview, WA $825,941,829
5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $791,731,953
6 Port of Tacoma, WA $747,239,985
7 Port of Seattle, WA $583,436,910
8 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $544,071,829
9 Port of Long Beach, CA $355,352,935
10 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing $337,070,436

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 19 percent through October to $15.72 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 19 percent, from $13.16 billion to $15.72 billion through October 2014, according to the latest U.S. Census bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.

The category ranked No. 13 through October 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 $21.49 billion, a $3.25 billion, 13 percent decrease over the 2012 total.

Through October 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 Germany. The top five airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports entered the United States through October 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 Longview, WA; and No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA.

In the last previous full 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 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 Tacoma, WA; and No. 5 Port of Longview, WA.

Highlights for the top five ports:

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through the first 10 months of the year were:

  • No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, at $4.25 billion, an increase of 17.36 percent;
  • No. 2 Port of New Orleans, LA, at $4 billion, an increase of 20.53 percent;
  • No. 3 Port of Kalama, WA, at $1.13 billion, a decrease of 9.78 percent;
  • No. 4 Port of Longview, WA, at $825.94 million, an increase of 61.11 percent;
  • No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA, at $791.73 million, an increase of 743.73 percent;
October 2014

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $8,829,439,489
2 Mexico $1,449,336,217
3 Japan $834,794,667
4 Indonesia $819,070,210
5 Germany $550,496,560
6 Taiwan $499,760,867
7 Spain $319,170,785
8 Egypt $299,477,290
9 South Korea $266,079,822
10 Vietnam $203,635,888

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $9,077,734,268
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $2,365,243,709
3 Seattle $1,330,979,551
4 Laredo $748,255,257
5 Los Angeles $592,327,272
6 Norfolk $544,071,829
7 Houston $138,473,250
8 El Paso $138,119,659
9 New York City $130,814,971
10 Mobile $117,251,615

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 $1.43 billion, 19.39 percent. This constitutes 56.15 percent of all shipments.
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $239.3 million, 19.78 percent. This constitutes 9.22 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $63.49 million, 8.23 percent. This constitutes 5.31 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Indonesia decreased $2.98 million, 0.36 percent. This constitutes 5.21 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $8.55 million, 1.58 percent. This constitutes 3.5 percent of all shipments.

All totaled, 79 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $12.48 billion of the $15.72 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans increased $2.04 billion, 29.05 percent. This constitutes 57.73 percent of all shipments.
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $230.14 million, 10.78 percent. This constitutes 15.04 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle decreased $54.13 million, 3.91 percent. This constitutes 8.46 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 4 Laredo increased $126.21 million, 20.29 percent. This constitutes 4.76 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 5 Los Angeles increased $64.19 million, 12.15 percent. This constitutes 3.77 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 October of this year. That is equal to $14.11 billion of the $15.72 billion total.