Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Cobalt articles, including scrap

Cobalt articles, including scrap, the No. 476 export by value totaled $29.68 million for the month of December, $304.77 million in 2019, and $316.85 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

RankCountry2019
1Ireland$50.39 M
2China$44.43 M
3Germany$31.1 M
4Canada$28.79 M
5France$27.78 M
6United Kingdom$21.7 M
7Belgium$11.12 M
8South Korea$9.98 M
9Japan$9.68 M
10Singapore$7.21 M
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U.S. exports of Cobalt articles, including scrap decreased 3.81 percent through December 2019 to $304.77 million

U.S. exports of Cobalt articles, including scrap decreased 3.81 percent from $316.85 million to $304.77 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 476 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 486 for the last full year with a total value of $316.85 million, a $93.53 million, 41.88 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 France, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Ireland $50,385,543
2China $44,427,179
3Germany $31,102,334
4Canada $28,790,289
5France $27,782,792
6United Kingdom $21,697,317
7Belgium $11,117,159
8South Korea $9,980,513
9Japan $9,680,280
10Singapore $7,207,800

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $20,558,848
2Detroit $18,182,948
3Los Angeles $7,459,129
4Chicago $6,505,593
5Buffalo $6,102,693
6Philadelphia $5,421,056
7Norfolk $5,089,713
8Baltimore $4,391,353
9Charleston $3,693,923
10Pembina, N.D. $3,225,541

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York fell 12.48 percent compared to last year to $40.16 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 10.62 percent compared to last year to $34.14 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 97.91 percent compared to last year to $24.39 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 8.12 percent compared to last year to $22.91 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 3.44 percent compared to last year to $20.96 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 Ireland increased $8.53 million, 20.38 percent, (16.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $20.46 million, 85.34 percent, (14.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $6.27 million, 25.23 percent, (10.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $13.44 million, 31.82 percent, (9.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 France decreased $1.6 million, 5.45 percent, (9.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.88 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $182.49 million of the $304.77 million total.

All totaled, 46.77 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $142.56 million of the $304.77 million total