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

Exports: Friction material, articles from minerals

Friction material, articles from minerals, the No. 545 export by value totaled $18.97 million for the month of December, $243.29 million through December of 2018, and $265.61 million 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
1France$31.65 M
2Hong Kong$23.03 M
3South Korea$21.73 M
4United Kingdom$21.54 M
5Mexico$20.71 M
6Japan$20.4 M
7Canada$19.2 M
8China$16.09 M
9Germany$12.93 M
10Italy$10.19 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $243.29 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $42,685,428
2Los Angeles International Airport $25,506,049
3Port of New York $22,267,375
4Port Laredo $14,928,609
5Port of Newark $9,837,836
6Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $9,098,200
7Port of Los Angeles $8,887,571
8Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $7,426,560
9Port of Long Beach $7,106,717
10Denver International Airport, Colo. $6,808,150

U.S. exports of Friction material, articles from minerals decreased 8.40 percent through December to $243.29 million

U.S. exports of Friction material, articles from minerals decreased 8.40 percent from $265.61 million to $243.29 million in 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 545 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 509 for the last full year with a total value of $265.61 million, a $18.16 million, 7.34 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 France, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Hong Kong, No. 2 France, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1France $31,648,762
2Hong Kong $23,031,137
3South Korea $21,733,152
4United Kingdom $21,543,162
5Mexico $20,707,050
6Japan $20,402,850
7Canada $19,195,667
8China $16,091,472
9Germany $12,933,642
10Italy $10,194,450

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $25,801,740
2CHICAGO, IL $19,002,204
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $17,145,374
4DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $8,274,014
5SEATTLE, WA $7,399,092
6LAREDO, TX $6,924,292
7GREAT FALLS, MT $4,995,750
8CLEVELAND, OH $4,644,220
9ANCHORAGE, AK $3,936,108
10BOSTON, MA $3,780,250

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 29.77 percent compared to last year to $42.69 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 16.79 percent compared to last year to $25.51 million.
  • Port of New York fell 1.34 percent compared to last year to $22.27 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 0.59 percent compared to last year to $14.93 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 44.6 percent compared to last year to $9.84 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 France decreased $2.55 million, 7.46 percent, (13.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Hong Kong decreased $16.21 million, 41.31 percent, (9.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $2.93 million, 11.89 percent, (8.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $5.54 million, 20.46 percent, (8.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $1.26 million, 5.74 percent, (8.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 48.77 percent of all these Friction material, articles from minerals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $118.66 million of the $243.29 million total.

All totaled, 47.36 percent of all these Friction material, articles from minerals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $115.23 million of the $243.29 million total