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

Exports: Cobalt ores and concentrates

Cobalt ores and concentrates, the No. 1181 export by value totaled $0 for the month of May, $521,196 through May of 2020, and $603,490 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
1Belgium$514,761
2Singapore$6,435
3South Africa$0
4Finland$0
5United Kingdom$0
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U.S. exports of Cobalt ores and concentrates increased 39.76 percent through May to $521,196

U.S. exports of Cobalt ores and concentrates increased 39.76 percent from $372,925 to $521,196 through the first five 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 1181 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1191 for the last full year with a total value of $603,490, a $41,696, 7.42 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Crisfield, Md. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 398.03 percent compared to last year to $514,761.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport totaled $6,435. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Newark totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Crisfield, Md. totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Virginia totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 Belgium decreased $168,238, 36.65 percent, (55.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Brazil increased $264,000, 0 percent, (50.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Germany increased $38,690, 0 percent, (7.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 South Korea increased $10,000, 0 percent, (1.92 percent market share).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Cobalt ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top four markets through May of this year. That is equal to $603,490 of the $603,490 total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Cobalt ores and concentrates exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $521,196 of the $521,196 total