July 2014

Top Ports

Total Trade: $10.55 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $2,866,180,468
2 Port of New Orleans, LA $2,376,711,993
3 Port of Kalama, WA $724,681,485
4 Port of Tacoma, WA $546,294,316
5 Port of Longview, WA $506,646,907
6 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $469,384,631
7 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $469,121,473
8 Port of Seattle, WA $414,925,522
9 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing $302,582,661
10 Port of Long Beach, CA $281,875,598

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 32 percent through July to $10.55 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 32 percent through July 2014, according to the latest U.S. Census bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.

The category ranked No. 14 through July 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 July 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 entered the United States through July 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.

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 New Orleans, LA; No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 3 Port of Tacoma, WA; No. 4 Port of Kalama, WA; and No. 5 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA.

Highlights for the top five ports:

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

  • No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, at $2.87 billion, an increase of 41.31 percent;
  • No. 2 Port of New Orleans, LA, at $2.38 billion, an increase of 16.91 percent;
  • No. 3 Port of Kalama, WA, at $724.68 million, an increase of 11.10 percent;
  • No. 4 Port of Tacoma, WA, at $546.29 million, a decrease of 23.09 percent;
  • No. 5 Port of Longview, WA, at $506.65 million, an increase of 61.40 percent;
July 2014

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $5,258,537,821
2 Mexico $1,160,873,565
3 Indonesia $720,888,761
4 Japan $689,823,206
5 Germany $398,880,082
6 Taiwan $379,078,717
7 Spain $212,975,642
8 South Korea $212,415,647
9 Egypt $202,211,766
10 Vietnam $155,224,096

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $5,720,203,719
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $1,492,819,433
3 Seattle $961,452,742
4 Laredo $626,893,454
5 Norfolk $469,121,473
6 Los Angeles $465,255,261
7 Houston $135,025,750
8 El Paso $119,838,770
9 New York City $106,417,205
10 Detroit $86,008,610

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 $1.35 billion, 34.45 percent. This constitutes 49.84 percent of all shipments.
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $281.73 million, 32.05 percent. This constitutes 11.00 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Indonesia increased $193.95 million, 36.81 percent. This constitutes 6.83 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $174.74 million, 33.92 percent. This constitutes 6.54 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $23.94 million, 5.66 percent. This constitutes 3.78 percent of all shipments.

All totaled, 78 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 $8.23 billion of the $10.55 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans increased $1.66 billion, 40.80 percent. This constitutes 54.22 percent of all shipments.
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $250.59 million, 20.17 percent. This constitutes 14.15 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle increased $4.7 million, 0.49 percent. This constitutes 9.11 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 4 Laredo increased $185.32 million, 41.97 percent. This constitutes 5.94 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 5 Norfolk increased $149.25 million, 46.66 percent. This constitutes 4.45 percent of all shipments.

All totaled 88 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 $9.27 billion of the $10.55 billion total.