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

Exports: Borates

Borates, the No. 470 export by value totaled $17.11 million for the month of February, $49.98 million through February 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$21.26 M
2Malaysia$6.59 M
3Canada$5.29 M
4Mexico$2.71 M
5Japan$2.49 M
6India$1.83 M
7Indonesia$1.58 M
8South Korea$1.34 M
9Vietnam$824,014
10Thailand$702,341
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $49.98 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $33,804,959
2Port of Long Beach $8,073,847
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,672,704
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $1,293,268
5Great Falls International Airport, Mont. $985,665
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $739,004
7International Falls, Minn. $584,513
8Port Laredo $455,469
9Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $452,659
10Detour, Mich. $284,284

U.S. exports of Borates decreased 24.32 percent through February to $49.98 million

U.S. exports of Borates decreased 24.32 percent from $66.04 million to $49.98 million through the first two 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 470 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 417 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. 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 Great Falls International Airport, Mont..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $21,255,486
2Malaysia $6,589,973
3Canada $5,293,992
4Mexico $2,713,041
5Japan $2,490,017
6India $1,832,592
7Indonesia $1,575,280
8South Korea $1,335,662
9Vietnam $824,014
10Thailand $702,341

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 9.92 percent compared to last year to $33.8 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 57.01 percent compared to last year to $8.07 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 22.8 percent compared to last year to $1.67 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 42.84 percent compared to last year to $1.29 million.
  • Great Falls International Airport, Mont. totaled $985,665. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 $5.39 million, 20.22 percent, (42.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Malaysia increased $486,439, 7.97 percent, (13.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $617,044, 10.44 percent, (10.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $662,185, 19.62 percent, (5.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $895,156, 26.44 percent, (4.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.72 percent of all these Borates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $38.34 million of the $49.98 million total.

All totaled, 91.7 percent of all these Borates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $45.83 million of the $49.98 million total