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

Exports: Graphite

Graphite, the No. 989 export by value totaled $1.6 million for the month of August, $13.6 million through August 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$3.86 M
2Japan$1.48 M
3Canada$1.1 M
4The Netherlands$1.08 M
5India$1.05 M
6Mexico$890,643
7China$752,740
8Belgium$684,465
9Germany$636,379
10Brazil$460,615
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $13.6 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $3,123,123
2Port of New York $1,898,408
3Port of Long Beach $1,322,183
4Port of Los Angeles $1,263,932
5Port of Virginia $1,031,429
6Port Laredo $716,932
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $576,793
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $485,534
9Port of Charleston $373,417
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $277,864

U.S. exports of Graphite decreased 23.37 percent through August to $13.6 million

U.S. exports of Graphite decreased 23.37 percent from $17.75 million to $13.6 million through the first eight 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 989 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 953 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $3,863,779
2Japan $1,477,451
3Canada $1,098,351
4The Netherlands $1,082,134
5India $1,049,197
6Mexico $890,643
7China $752,740
8Belgium $684,465
9Germany $636,379
10Brazil $460,615

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 52.42 percent compared to last year to $3.12 million.
  • Port of New York rose 1.57 percent compared to last year to $1.9 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 108.71 percent compared to last year to $1.32 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 15.02 percent compared to last year to $1.26 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 57.71 percent compared to last year to $1.03 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 South Korea increased $1.74 million, 82.05 percent, (28.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $156,152, 9.56 percent, (10.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $1.53 million, 58.29 percent, (8.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $1.23 million, 53.17 percent, (7.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India increased $92,303, 9.65 percent, (7.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.03 percent of all these Graphite exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $8.57 million of the $13.6 million total.

All totaled, 63.53 percent of all these Graphite exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $8.64 million of the $13.6 million total