Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Friction material, articles from minerals

Friction material, articles from minerals, the No. 567 export by value totaled $14.73 million for the month of December, $215.41 million in 2019, and $243.29 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
1Mexico$24.76 M
2France$21.9 M
3Canada$18.35 M
4Japan$17.48 M
5China$15.94 M
6Germany$15.33 M
7South Korea$15.32 M
8Malaysia$13.85 M
9Hong Kong$9.49 M
10United Kingdom$9.36 M
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U.S. exports of Friction material, articles from minerals decreased 11.46 percent through December 2019 to $215.41 million

U.S. exports of Friction material, articles from minerals decreased 11.46 percent from $243.29 million to $215.41 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 567 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 545 for the last full year with a total value of $243.29 million, a $22.31 million, 8.40 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 France, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $24,763,750
2France $21,900,369
3Canada $18,346,110
4Japan $17,480,413
5China $15,942,248
6Germany $15,333,983
7South Korea $15,318,986
8Malaysia $13,850,419
9Hong Kong $9,493,353
10United Kingdom $9,360,395

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $15,157,532
2Los Angeles $15,028,282
3New York City $11,129,525
4Laredo $4,929,573
5Dallas $4,235,421
6Seattle $3,779,184
7Anchorage $3,492,893
8Great Falls, Mont. $3,179,150
9Cleveland $2,873,331
10Boston $2,228,143

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 31.59 percent compared to last year to $56.17 million.
  • Port of New York fell 3.45 percent compared to last year to $21.5 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 24.76 percent compared to last year to $18.62 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 28.95 percent compared to last year to $12.69 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 37.38 percent compared to last year to $12.21 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 $4.06 million, 19.59 percent, (11.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 France decreased $9.75 million, 30.8 percent, (10.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $849,557, 4.43 percent, (8.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $2.92 million, 14.32 percent, (8.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $149,224, 0.93 percent, (7.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 45.7 percent of all these Friction material, articles from minerals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $98.43 million of the $215.41 million total.

All totaled, 56.26 percent of all these Friction material, articles from minerals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $121.19 million of the $215.41 million total