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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Aluminum ores and concentrates

Aluminum ores and concentrates, the No. 1103 export by value totaled $852,080 for the month of October, $5.86 million through October of 2018, and $8.71 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$3.29 M
2Mexico$1.22 M
3Venezuela$257,796
4Germany$201,475
5China$183,742
6Chile$119,781
7Turkey$119,700
8Spain$108,440
9Peru$97,200
10Belgium$76,271
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,612,378
2Port Laredo $826,972
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $665,218
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $540,192
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $497,867
6Brownsville International Bridges $392,974
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $306,682
8Port of Houston $257,796
9Port of New York $190,923
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $188,785

U.S. exports of Aluminum ores and concentrates decreased 23.58 percent through October to $5.86 million

U.S. exports of Aluminum ores and concentrates decreased 23.58 percent from $7.66 million to $5.86 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1103 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1088 for the last full year with a total value of $8.71 million, a $289,207, 3.21 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Venezuela, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Venezuela and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,285,611
2Mexico $1,219,946
3Venezuela $257,796
4Germany $201,475
5China $183,742
6Chile $119,781
7Turkey $119,700
8Spain $108,440
9Peru $97,200
10Belgium $76,271

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $420,998
2Buffalo $354,162
3Detroit $154,922
4Atlanta/Savannah $153,895
5New York City $77,400
6Low Value Shipments $25,748
7Houston $23,100
8Miami $15,976
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $12,015
10Anchorage $3,900

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 20.65 percent compared to last year to $1.61 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 402.52 percent compared to last year to $826,972.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 32.02 percent compared to last year to $665,218.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 1.73 percent compared to last year to $540,192.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 8.81 percent compared to last year to $497,867.

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 Canada increased $742,920, 29.22 percent, (56.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $1.06 million, 641.32 percent, (20.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Venezuela increased $91,971, 55.46 percent, (4.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $72,121, 55.75 percent, (3.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $3.64 million, 95.2 percent, (3.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.92 percent of all these Aluminum ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $5.15 million of the $5.86 million total.

All totaled, 70.74 percent of all these Aluminum ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $4.14 million of the $5.86 million total