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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Exports: Graphite

Graphite, the No. 996 export by value totaled $1.58 million for the month of February, $3.02 million through February of 2019, and $25.13 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

RankCountryYTD
1South Korea$627,600
2Japan$432,502
3Canada$254,696
4Mexico$243,072
5Germany$242,049
6The Netherlands$241,741
7India$151,277
8Belgium$146,597
9Brazil$129,322
10Sweden$110,223
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $606,150
2Port of New York $573,956
3Port of Virginia $297,597
4Port of Los Angeles $280,126
5Port Laredo $188,239
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $178,853
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $175,685
8Port of Long Beach $78,552
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $77,841
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $64,618

U.S. exports of Graphite decreased 14.96 percent through February to $3.02 million

U.S. exports of Graphite decreased 14.96 percent from $3.55 million to $3.02 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 996 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 977 for the last full year with a total value of $25.13 million, a $295,998, 1.19 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $627,600
2Japan $432,502
3Canada $254,696
4Mexico $243,072
5Germany $242,049
6The Netherlands $241,741
7India $151,277
8Belgium $146,597
9Brazil $129,322
10Sweden $110,223

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $1,385,223
2New York City $1,383,070
3Los Angeles $758,636
4Laredo $697,489
5Norfolk $560,689
6San Diego $444,545
7Houston $309,401
8Detroit $279,123
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $201,894
10Buffalo $190,256

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 100.33 percent compared to last year to $606,150.
  • Port of New York rose 9.66 percent compared to last year to $573,956.
  • Port of Virginia fell 24.35 percent compared to last year to $297,597.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 144.56 percent compared to last year to $280,126.
  • Port Laredo fell 55.27 percent compared to last year to $188,239.

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 South Korea increased $342,799, 120.36 percent, (20.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $56,238, 11.51 percent, (14.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $178,676, 41.23 percent, (8.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $642,950, 72.57 percent, (8.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $176,252, 267.87 percent, (8.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.61 percent of all these Graphite exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.8 million of the $3.02 million total.

All totaled, 64.45 percent of all these Graphite exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.95 million of the $3.02 million total