November 2014

Top Ports

Total Trade: $20.6 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Port of New Orleans, LA $5,470,955,989
2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $5,225,166,504
3 Port of Kalama, WA $1,525,178,421
4 Port of Tacoma, WA $1,071,528,547
5 Port of Longview, WA $1,022,421,502
6 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, LA $987,814,822
7 Port of Seattle, WA $800,072,294
8 Port of Norfolk-Newport News, VA $770,157,236
9 Port of Long Beach, CA $445,186,691
10 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing $427,767,363

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 16 percent through November to $20.6 billion

U.S. exports of Soybeans increased 16 percent, from $17.73 billion to $20.6 billion through November 2014, according to the latest U.S. Census bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.

The category ranked No. 11 through November 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 November 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 Taiwan. The top five airports, seaports and border crossings from which exports entered the United States through November 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 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 Japan; No. 4 Indonesia; 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 11 months of the year were:

  • No. 1 Port of New Orleans, LA, at $5.47 billion, an increase of 14.32 percent;
  • No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, at $5.23 billion, an increase of 8.49 percent;
  • No. 3 Port of Kalama, WA, at $1.53 billion, a decrease of 10.71 percent;
  • No. 4 Port of Tacoma, WA, at $1.07 billion, an increase of 6.25 percent;
  • No. 5 Port of Longview, WA, at $1.02 billion, an increase of 25.23 percent;
November 2014

Top Countries

Rank Country Total YTD
1 China $12,371,259,293
2 Mexico $1,661,542,948
3 Indonesia $929,857,652
4 Japan $886,429,433
5 Taiwan $633,403,742
6 Germany $550,503,837
7 Spain $480,027,354
8 South Korea $327,889,291
9 Egypt $299,477,290
10 Turkey $289,925,068

Top Districts

Rank District Total YTD
1 New Orleans $11,719,333,682
2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River $3,127,077,934
3 Seattle $1,871,946,421
4 Laredo $884,343,204
5 Norfolk $770,157,236
6 Los Angeles $758,030,665
7 Mobile $209,220,954
8 Houston $187,613,095
9 New York City $171,414,858
10 El Paso $149,278,311

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 $1.53 billion, 14.11 percent. This constitutes 60.05 percent of all shipments.
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $258.5 million, 18.42 percent. This constitutes 8.06 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Indonesia increased $51.48 million, 5.86 percent. This constitutes 4.51 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $28.9 million, 3.16 percent. This constitutes 4.3 percent market share.
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan increased $127.24 million, 25.14 percent. This constitutes 3.07 percent of all shipments.

All totaled, 80 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through November of this year. That is equal to $16.48 billion of the $20.6 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts:

  • US exports from No. 1 New Orleans increased $1.98 billion, 20.31 percent. This constitutes 56.88 percent of all shipments.
  • US exports from No. 2 Portland/Columbia-Snake River increased $61.62 million, 2.01 percent. This constitutes 15.18 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 3 Seattle increased $374.78 million, 25.03 percent. This constitutes 9.09 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 4 Laredo increased $136.9 million, 18.32 percent. This constitutes 4.29 percent market share.
  • US exports from No. 5 Norfolk increased $127.67 million, 19.87 percent. This constitutes 3.74 percent of all shipments.

All totaled 89 percent of all these Soybeans exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Customs districts through November of this year. That is equal to $18.37 billion of the $20.6 billion total.