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

Exports: Graphite

Graphite, the No. 960 export by value totaled $1.91 million for the month of October, $21.75 million through October of 2018, and $24.83 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
1Mexico$4 M
2Canada$3 M
3South Korea$2.77 M
4The Netherlands$2.67 M
5Japan$2.21 M
6India$1.28 M
7China$799,001
8Germany$658,221
9Belgium$616,066
10United Kingdom$440,451
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $21.75 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $2,801,997
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,771,646
3Port Laredo $2,543,730
4Port of New York $2,261,362
5Port of Los Angeles $1,993,709
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,311,098
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,257,267
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,119,841
9Port of Long Beach $727,250
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $550,169

U.S. exports of Graphite increased 0.49 percent through October to $21.75 million

U.S. exports of Graphite increased 0.49 percent from $21.65 million to $21.75 million through the first 10 months of 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 960 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 952 for the last full year with a total value of $24.83 million, a $3.62 million, 17.05 percent increase from the 2016 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Venezuela. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $4,001,008
2Canada $2,995,827
3South Korea $2,768,850
4The Netherlands $2,669,872
5Japan $2,206,770
6India $1,277,064
7China $799,001
8Germany $658,221
9Belgium $616,066
10United Kingdom $440,451

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $762,088
2Los Angeles $464,530
3San Diego $439,995
4Laredo $427,060
5Norfolk $393,366
6Chicago $302,578
7Pembina, N.D. $154,541
8Detroit $102,971
9Buffalo $91,095
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $87,820

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 110.72 percent compared to last year to $2.8 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 384.22 percent compared to last year to $2.77 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 33.48 percent compared to last year to $2.54 million.
  • Port of New York rose 18.19 percent compared to last year to $2.26 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 66.28 percent compared to last year to $1.99 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 decreased $1.5 million, 27.29 percent, (18.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $1.36 million, 31.17 percent, (13.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $2.09 million, 307.98 percent, (12.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $637,181, 31.35 percent, (12.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $241,410, 9.86 percent, (10.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.31 percent of all these Graphite exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $14.64 million of the $21.75 million total.

All totaled, 56.87 percent of all these Graphite exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $12.37 million of the $21.75 million total