January - March 2016

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.13 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $1,380,961,316
2 Port of New Orleans, LA $1,138,494,768
3 Port of Kalama, WA $433,493,953
4 Port of Seattle, WA $339,828,261
5 Port of Tacoma, WA $317,295,208
6 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $266,982,100
7 Port of Longview, WA $245,697,205
8 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $203,645,922
9 Port of Vancouver, WA $148,932,907
10 Port of Portland, OR $106,918,792

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 16 percent through March to $5.13 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans decreased 16 percent from $6.12 billion to $5.13 billion through the first three 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 11 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 10 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 March of this year the, top five markets for U.S. exports in this category were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Indonesia. The top five airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports left the United States through March 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 Seattle, WA 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 The Netherlands, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Indonesia. 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 - March 2016

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $2,860,156,318
2 Germany $343,588,284
3 Mexico $326,126,788
4 Japan $309,194,359
5 Indonesia $263,147,033
6 Taiwan $216,122,133
7 Spain $78,495,423
8 South Korea $70,456,822
9 France $62,294,190
10 Russia $58,288,785

January - March 2016

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $2,723,102,006
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $935,042,857
3 Seattle $670,620,419
4 Norfolk $266,982,100
5 Los Angeles $165,240,652
6 Laredo $146,348,740
7 New York City $77,478,115
8 Mobile $58,528,125
9 Pembina, N.D. $19,148,566
10 Detroit $16,918,154

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 24.53 percent compared to last year to $1.38 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans, LA fell 14.28 percent compared to last year to $1.14 billion.
  • Port of Kalama, WA fell 16.68 percent compared to last year to $433.49 million.
  • Port of Seattle, WA rose 11.09 percent compared to last year to $339.83 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, WA fell 9.8 percent compared to last year to $317.3 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 $495.4 million, 14.76 percent, (55.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany increased $272.67 million, 100 percent, (6.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $18.47 million, 5.36 percent, (6.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $11.41 million, 3.56 percent, (6.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Indonesia decreased $12.51 million, 4.54 percent, (5.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.91 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $4.1 billion of the $5.13 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans decreased $734.18 million, 21.24 percent, (53.04 percent of all shipments).
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $91.04 million, 10.79 percent, (18.21 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle increased $3.24 million, 0.49 percent, (13.06 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 4 Norfolk decreased $43.71 million, 14.07 percent, (5.2 percent market share).
  • US exports from No. 5 Los Angeles decreased $67.6 million, 29.03 percent, (3.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled 93 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Customs districts through March of this year. That is equal to $4.76 billion of the $5.13 billion total.

All totaled, 70.32 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $3.61 billion of the $5.13 billion total