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

Exports: Borates

Borates, the No. 462 export by value totaled $33.27 million for the month of October, $294.01 million through October of 2018, and $320.4 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
1China$111.25 M
2Canada$28.65 M
3Malaysia$27.85 M
4India$16.27 M
5Mexico$15.28 M
6Japan$14.04 M
7Brazil$11.53 M
8The Netherlands$11.4 M
9South Korea$7.04 M
10Indonesia$6.79 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $294.01 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $181,224,009
2Port of Long Beach $66,892,084
3Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $12,589,341
4El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $8,845,664
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,662,350
6Great Falls International Airport, Mont. $3,338,818
7Port Laredo $3,058,893
8Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $2,655,570
9Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,321,972
10Port of Houston $1,301,852

U.S. exports of Borates increased 10.62 percent through October to $294.01 million

U.S. exports of Borates increased 10.62 percent from $265.79 million to $294.01 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 462 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 472 for the last full year with a total value of $320.4 million, a $7.61 million, 2.32 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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 The Netherlands. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $111,246,840
2Canada $28,653,733
3Malaysia $27,850,981
4India $16,272,801
5Mexico $15,275,028
6Japan $14,036,051
7Brazil $11,534,156
8The Netherlands $11,396,170
9South Korea $7,040,242
10Indonesia $6,785,285

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $56,305,281
2Great Falls, Mont. $2,288,197
3El Paso $2,166,640
4Buffalo $1,713,635
5Pembina, N.D. $1,302,789
6Laredo $689,455
7Houston $587,923
8Detroit $302,659
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $185,153
10San Diego $148,667

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 14.82 percent compared to last year to $181.22 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 2.91 percent compared to last year to $66.89 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 2.39 percent compared to last year to $12.59 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 11.32 percent compared to last year to $8.85 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 15.49 percent compared to last year to $4.66 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 $6.98 million, 6.69 percent, (37.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $6.6 million, 29.92 percent, (9.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Malaysia decreased $309,081, 1.1 percent, (9.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India increased $4.54 million, 38.64 percent, (5.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico increased $1.89 million, 14.13 percent, (5.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.79 percent of all these Borates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $199.3 million of the $294.01 million total.

All totaled, 93.27 percent of all these Borates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $274.21 million of the $294.01 million total