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Check back for daily updates and interesting world trade facts throughout the month of May!

June 1, 2023

The theme for World Trade Month 2023 was "Amid Global Tensions, Resilience and Growth."

This year we included more than 100 World Trade Month celebrations, seminars, webinars and other events sponsored by more than four dozen different government, public and private organizations.

More than 2,500 people attended one or more of these events to learn more about exporting and importing and celebrate the benefits of international trade to the U.S. and global economies.

May 31, 2023

Top 10 U.S. exporters based on containerized cargo, measured in TEUs.

  1. Koch Industries
  2. International Paper
  3. CellMark Group
  4. Dow Chemical
  5. DeLong
  6. Louis Dreyfus Company
  7. Cargill 
  8. International Forest Products 
  9. Winfibre 
  10. America Chung Nam

May 30, 2023

Top 10 U.S. importers based on containerized cargo, measured in TEUs.

  1. Walmart
  2. Target
  3. Home Depot
  4. LG Group
  5. Lowe’s
  6. Dole Food
  7. Ashley Furniture
  8. Samsung America
  9. Chiquita Brands International
  10. IKEA International

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