August 2014

Top Ports

Total Trade: $10.8 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $2,950,096,973
2 Port of New Orleans, LA $2,435,502,221
3 Port of Kalama, WA $733,335,557
4 Port of Tacoma, WA $548,700,778
5 Port of Longview, WA $506,646,907
6 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $471,007,414
7 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $469,384,631
8 Port of Seattle, WA $415,294,425
9 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing $309,686,339
10 Port of Long Beach, CA $308,858,901

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 31 percent through August to $10.8 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 31 percent through August 2014, according to the latest U.S. Census bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.

The category ranked No. 15 through August 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 August 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 August 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 eight months of the year were:

  • No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, at $2.95 billion, an increase of 39.08 percent;
  • No. 2 Port of New Orleans, LA, at $2.44 billion, an increase of 14.36 percent;
  • No. 3 Port of Kalama, WA, at $733.34 million, an increase of 12.42 percent;
  • No. 4 Port of Tacoma, WA, at $548.7 million, a decrease of 23.32 percent;
  • No. 5 Port of Longview, WA, at $506.65 million, an increase of 61.40 percent;
August 2014

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $5,258,661,312
2 Mexico $1,245,780,239
3 Japan $743,780,020
4 Indonesia $741,700,280
5 Germany $429,114,722
6 Taiwan $398,867,576
7 Spain $213,234,222
8 South Korea $212,638,547
9 Egypt $202,211,766
10 Vietnam $160,671,358

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $5,862,910,452
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $1,506,102,319
3 Seattle $964,265,977
4 Laredo $645,819,046
5 Los Angeles $502,468,096
6 Norfolk $471,007,414
7 Houston $135,171,146
8 El Paso $133,141,205
9 New York City $107,958,424
10 Detroit $94,457,776

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, 34.46 percent. This constitutes 48.68 percent of all shipments.
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $310.98 million, 33.27 percent. This constitutes 11.53 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $140.87 million, 23.37 percent. This constitutes 6.88 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Indonesia increased $135.64 million, 22.38 percent. This constitutes 6.87 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $6.3 million, 1.49 percent. This constitutes 3.97 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 August of this year. That is equal to $8.42 billion of the $10.8 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans increased $1.61 billion, 37.88 percent. This constitutes 54.27 percent of all shipments.
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $263.86 million, 21.24 percent. This constitutes 13.94 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle decreased $1.51 million, 0.16 percent. This constitutes 8.93 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 4 Laredo increased $194.22 million, 43.01 percent. This constitutes 5.98 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 5 Los Angeles increased $58.29 million, 13.12 percent. This constitutes 4.65 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 August of this year. That is equal to $9.48 billion of the $10.8 billion total.