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

Exports: Graphite

Graphite, the No. 955 export by value totaled $1.2 million for the month of May, $8.83 million through May of 2020, and $19.93 million 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
1South Korea$2.96 M
2Japan$919,339
3India$896,107
4Canada$774,901
5China$536,026
6Germany$468,552
7The Netherlands$442,846
8Mexico$412,127
9France$325,987
10Belgium$287,667
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U.S. exports of Graphite decreased 0.73 percent through May to $8.83 million

U.S. exports of Graphite decreased 0.73 percent from $8.9 million to $8.83 million 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 955 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 979 for the last full year with a total value of $19.93 million, a $5.2 million, 20.68 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

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 Long Beach rose 334.92 percent compared to last year to $2.97 million.
  • Port of New York rose 49.32 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 6.68 percent compared to last year to $701,769.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 67.76 percent compared to last year to $688,776.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 33.14 percent compared to last year to $335,530.

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 South Korea increased $1.83 million, 48.17 percent, (63.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Japan decreased $257,187, 10.03 percent, (26.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $975,289, 35.04 percent, (20.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada decreased $1.86 million, 55.95 percent, (16.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 India decreased $205,487, 13.77 percent, (14.57 percent market share).

All totaled, 62.77 percent of all these Graphite exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $12.51 million of the $19.93 million total.

All totaled, 73.96 percent of all these Graphite exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $6.53 million of the $8.83 million total