Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through June 2020.

Exports: Carbonates

Carbonates, the No. 171 export by value totaled $79.28 million for the month of June, $706.21 million through June of 2020, and $1.74 billion for all of 2019, 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$130.7 M
2Brazil$79.8 M
3Chile$57.07 M
4Indonesia$54.99 M
5Canada$48.6 M
6South Korea$32.8 M
7China$31.87 M
8Australia$30.41 M
9Thailand$28.09 M
10Malaysia$25.76 M
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U.S. exports of Carbonates decreased 19.91 percent through June to $706.21 million

U.S. exports of Carbonates decreased 19.91 percent from $881.79 million to $706.21 million through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 171 through June among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 163 for the last full year with a total value of $1.74 billion, a $70.02 million, 4.20 percent increase from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portland, Ore., No. 2 Port of Longview, Wash., No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Portland, Ore. fell 20.05 percent compared to last year to $331.68 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 26.3 percent compared to last year to $68.05 million.
  • Port of Longview, Wash. fell 29.19 percent compared to last year to $48.1 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas rose 72.85 percent compared to last year to $45.97 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 9 percent compared to last year to $39.68 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 from No. 1 Mexico decreased $34.52 million, 20.89 percent, (18.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Brazil decreased $22.37 million, 21.89 percent, (11.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Chile increased $11.05 million, 24 percent, (8.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Indonesia decreased $36.08 million, 39.62 percent, (7.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Canada decreased $3.75 million, 7.16 percent, (6.88 percent market share).

All totaled, 52.56 percent of all these Carbonates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $371.16 million of the $706.21 million total.

All totaled, 75.54 percent of all these Carbonates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $533.48 million of the $706.21 million total