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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Borates

Borates, the No. 475 export by value totaled $23.33 million for the month of August, $208.96 million through August of 2019, and $334.78 million for all of 2018, 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
1China$86.79 M
2Canada$21.69 M
3Malaysia$14.07 M
4India$11.41 M
5Mexico$10.57 M
6Japan$9.97 M
7The Netherlands$8.99 M
8Indonesia$8.19 M
9Brazil$6.79 M
10South Korea$4.96 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $208.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $133,380,895
2Port of Long Beach $42,765,033
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $5,676,108
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $4,823,916
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $3,529,228
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $2,727,509
7Detour, Mich. $2,585,202
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,565,271
9Port Laredo $2,176,418
10Great Falls International Airport, Mont. $1,992,496

U.S. exports of Borates decreased 8.72 percent through August to $208.96 million

U.S. exports of Borates decreased 8.72 percent from $228.93 million to $208.96 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 475 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 463 for the last full year with a total value of $334.78 million, a $14.38 million, 4.49 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 India and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 India and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $86,792,952
2Canada $21,687,443
3Malaysia $14,071,244
4India $11,408,945
5Mexico $10,573,427
6Japan $9,973,882
7The Netherlands $8,985,304
8Indonesia $8,186,461
9Brazil $6,789,599
10South Korea $4,959,428

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $87,494,831
2Great Falls, Mont. $6,640,091
3El Paso $3,915,082
4Buffalo $2,557,935
5Laredo $1,953,583
6Pembina, N.D. $1,305,831
7Seattle $684,666
8Detroit $634,192
9Houston $631,186
10San Diego $303,228

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 0.12 percent compared to last year to $133.38 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 28.03 percent compared to last year to $42.77 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 24.82 percent compared to last year to $5.68 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 48.45 percent compared to last year to $4.82 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 181.17 percent compared to last year to $3.53 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 increased $273,235, 0.32 percent, (41.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $478,163, 2.16 percent, (10.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Malaysia decreased $4.77 million, 25.32 percent, (6.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India decreased $2.16 million, 15.9 percent, (5.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $1.97 million, 15.68 percent, (5.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.17 percent of all these Borates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $144.53 million of the $208.96 million total.

All totaled, 91.01 percent of all these Borates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $190.18 million of the $208.96 million total