December 2015

Top Ports

Total Trade: $18.12 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $4,574,491,517
2 Port of New Orleans, LA $4,406,960,754
3 Port of Kalama, WA $1,578,928,836
4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $1,295,958,913
5 Port of Seattle, WA $920,149,138
6 Port of Tacoma, WA $767,278,339
7 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $748,385,246
8 Port of Longview, WA $539,266,491
9 Port of Vancouver, WA $398,954,883
10 Port of Long Beach, CA $354,038,877

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 22 percent through December to $18.96 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 22 percent from $24.25 billion to $18.96 billion in 2015 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 12 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 11 for the last full year with a total value of $24.25 billion, a $2.65 billion, 12 percent decrease over the 2013 total.

Through December 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 Germany and No. 5 Indonesia. The top five airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports left the United States through December 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.

In the last previous full year, the top five markets for U.S. exports of were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 Kalama, WA, No. 4 Port of Longview, WA and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, WA.

December 2015

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $10,529,230,782
2 Mexico $1,430,101,215
3 Japan $1,055,626,910
4 Germany $809,382,453
5 Indonesia $777,297,536
6 Taiwan $582,445,180
7 The Netherlands $456,390,637
8 Spain $371,262,386
9 Bangladesh $301,362,468
10 Vietnam $269,404,517

December 2015

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $11,116,469,073
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $2,674,910,581
3 Seattle $1,706,029,417
4 Norfolk $748,385,246
5 Laredo $728,396,319
6 Los Angeles $594,831,630
7 Houston $256,331,096
8 Mobile $244,317,715
9 New York City $231,738,140
10 Port Arthur, Texas $105,197,871

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 3.27 percent compared to last year to $4.57 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans, LA rose 0.62 percent compared to last year to $4.41 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, WA fell 10.67 percent compared to last year to $1.58 billion.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA rose 11.27 percent compared to last year to $1.3 billion.
  • Port of Seattle, WA fell 6.93 percent compared to last year to $920.15 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 $3.95 billion, 27.27 percent, (55.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $399.89 million, 21.85 percent, (7.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $58.77 million, 5.9 percent, (5.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $229.81 million, 39.65 percent, (4.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia decreased $253.51 million, 24.59 percent, (4.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $14.6 billion of the $18.96 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans decreased $2.21 billion, 16.58 percent, (58.62 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River decreased $1.06 billion, 28.33 percent, (14.11 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle decreased $503.22 million, 22.78 percent, (9 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Norfolk decreased $202.19 million, 21.27 percent, (3.95 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Laredo decreased $269.87 million, 27.03 percent, (3.84 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 December of this year. That is equal to $16.97 billion of the $18.96 billion total.

All totaled, 70.49 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $12.78 billion of the $18.12 billion total