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

Exports: Carbonates

Carbonates, the No. 166 export by value totaled $149.55 million for the month of August, $1.17 billion through August of 2019, and $1.67 billion 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
1Mexico$223.48 M
2Brazil$130.83 M
3Indonesia$114.96 M
4Malaysia$78.59 M
5Canada$69.39 M
6Chile$62.61 M
7Thailand$49.84 M
8Vietnam$49.47 M
9Australia$48.45 M
10South Korea$44.29 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.17 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Ore. $570,209,540
2Port Laredo $134,211,418
3Port of Longview, Wash. $90,721,941
4Port of Port Arthur, Texas $80,142,862
5Port of Long Beach $42,133,685
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $36,720,395
7Port of Galveston, Texas $36,166,998
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $27,811,760
9Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $21,810,986
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $13,607,194

U.S. exports of Carbonates increased 7.93 percent through August to $1.17 billion

U.S. exports of Carbonates increased 7.93 percent from $1.09 billion to $1.17 billion 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 166 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 174 for the last full year with a total value of $1.67 billion, a $64.81 million, 4.04 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners 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 Laredo, No. 3 Port of Longview, Wash., No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas 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 Laredo, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Longview, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $223,480,697
2Brazil $130,831,049
3Indonesia $114,955,681
4Malaysia $78,586,882
5Canada $69,391,417
6Chile $62,611,677
7Thailand $49,837,721
8Vietnam $49,466,642
9Australia $48,452,111
10South Korea $44,293,948

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland/Columbia-Snake River $277,939,818
2Laredo $76,184,464
3Port Arthur, Texas $58,850,665
4Los Angeles $33,047,044
5Detroit $19,051,113
6El Paso $17,329,097
7Houston $14,203,450
8San Diego $10,374,718
9San Francisco $6,894,371
10Atlanta/Savannah $5,736,295

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 Portland, Ore. rose 19.85 percent compared to last year to $570.21 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 14.53 percent compared to last year to $134.21 million.
  • Port of Longview, Wash. rose 40.57 percent compared to last year to $90.72 million.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas fell 28.46 percent compared to last year to $80.14 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 12.86 percent compared to last year to $42.13 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 $8.47 million, 3.94 percent, (19.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Brazil increased $9.78 million, 8.08 percent, (11.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Indonesia increased $31.29 million, 37.4 percent, (9.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Malaysia increased $26.67 million, 51.37 percent, (6.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $4.8 million, 7.44 percent, (5.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.66 percent of all these Carbonates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $617.25 million of the $1.17 billion total.

All totaled, 78.27 percent of all these Carbonates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $917.42 million of the $1.17 billion total