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

Exports: Iron ores and concentrates

Iron ores and concentrates, the No. 252 export by value totaled $104.12 million for the month of August, $650.41 million through August of 2019, and $980.77 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
1Canada$485.22 M
2Japan$116.38 M
3Slovenia$29.71 M
4Mexico$6.13 M
5Austria$3.61 M
6United Kingdom$3.31 M
7Germany$3.1 M
8Poland$1.54 M
9Spain$1.33 M
10Malaysia$37,674
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $650.41 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $272,959,818
2Port of Duluth, Minn. $169,973,368
3Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $93,903,090
4Port of Marquette, Mich. $60,103,884
5Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $36,413,272
6Port of New Orleans $6,570,700
7Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $4,058,843
8International Falls, Minn. $1,820,739
9Roosville Border Crossing, Mont. $1,779,334
10Port of Charleston $1,326,800

U.S. exports of Iron ores and concentrates increased 6.26 percent through August to $650.41 million

U.S. exports of Iron ores and concentrates increased 6.26 percent from $612.11 million to $650.41 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 252 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 271 for the last full year with a total value of $980.77 million, a $228.75 million, 30.42 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Slovenia, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Duluth, Minn., No. 3 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Marquette, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Duluth, Minn., No. 3 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Marquette, Mich. and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $485,221,970
2Japan $116,375,624
3Slovenia $29,712,734
4Mexico $6,125,411
5Austria $3,605,186
6United Kingdom $3,309,577
7Germany $3,095,352
8Poland $1,541,550
9Spain $1,326,800
10Malaysia $37,674

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $93,556,868
2Detroit $71,597,577
3Minneapolis $41,084,327
4Laredo $20,443,052
5Cleveland $11,011,295
6New Orleans $2,964,125
7Great Falls, Mont. $1,066,767
8Mobile $731,328
9Portland, Maine $44,747
10New York City $23,740

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:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.97 percent compared to last year to $272.96 million.
  • Port of Duluth, Minn. rose 30.17 percent compared to last year to $169.97 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. rose 5.42 percent compared to last year to $93.9 million.
  • Port of Marquette, Mich. fell 8.87 percent compared to last year to $60.1 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas totaled $36.41 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 Canada increased $11.3 million, 2.38 percent, (74.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $27.74 million, 31.3 percent, (17.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Slovenia increased $29.71 million, 0 percent, (4.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $36.87 million, 85.75 percent, (0.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Austria increased $3.61 million, 0 percent, (0.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.56 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $641.04 million of the $650.41 million total.

All totaled, 97.38 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $633.35 million of the $650.41 million total