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

Exports: Carbonates

Carbonates, the No. 170 export by value totaled $161.35 million for the month of October, $1.38 billion through October of 2018, and $1.6 billion 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
1Mexico$271.03 M
2Brazil$154.39 M
3Indonesia$106.61 M
4Canada$81.85 M
5Chile$81.46 M
6Malaysia$67.16 M
7Thailand$65.19 M
8South Korea$60.29 M
9Japan$51.26 M
10Vietnam$47.31 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.38 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Ore. $608,484,502
2Port Laredo $186,116,138
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $129,693,716
4Port of Longview, Wash. $83,656,245
5Port of Long Beach $64,077,149
6Port of Galveston, Texas $39,366,545
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $33,096,426
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $32,336,649
9Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $23,811,232
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $17,277,422

U.S. exports of Carbonates increased 4.38 percent through October to $1.38 billion

U.S. exports of Carbonates increased 4.38 percent from $1.32 billion to $1.38 billion 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 170 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 172 for the last full year with a total value of $1.6 billion, a $105.38 million, 7.03 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portland, Ore., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Longview, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portland, Ore., No. 2 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Longview, Wash..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $271,028,968
2Brazil $154,388,758
3Indonesia $106,613,067
4Canada $81,848,977
5Chile $81,459,566
6Malaysia $67,163,629
7Thailand $65,187,793
8South Korea $60,294,014
9Japan $51,262,217
10Vietnam $47,307,933

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland/Columbia-Snake River $121,649,709
2Laredo $39,743,680
3Port Arthur, Texas $30,338,717
4Los Angeles $20,055,154
5Detroit $9,010,293
6Houston $7,692,561
7El Paso $6,353,358
8San Francisco $4,771,341
9Atlanta/Savannah $3,541,939
10San Diego $3,194,214

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 Portland, Ore. rose 8.48 percent compared to last year to $608.48 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.43 percent compared to last year to $186.12 million.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas fell 34.83 percent compared to last year to $129.69 million.
  • Port of Longview, Wash. rose 103.29 percent compared to last year to $83.66 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 2.65 percent compared to last year to $64.08 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 Mexico increased $38.59 million, 16.6 percent, (19.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Brazil increased $13.96 million, 9.94 percent, (11.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Indonesia decreased $1.32 million, 1.23 percent, (7.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $945,003, 1.17 percent, (5.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Chile increased $13.94 million, 20.64 percent, (5.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.45 percent of all these Carbonates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $695.34 million of the $1.38 billion total.

All totaled, 77.78 percent of all these Carbonates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.07 billion of the $1.38 billion total