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

Exports: Iron ores and concentrates

Iron ores and concentrates, the No. 425 export by value totaled $14.37 million for the month of February, $62.97 million through February 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$57.3 M
2Mexico$4.11 M
3Poland$1.54 M
4United Kingdom$12,927
5Ecuador$7,185
6Russia$0
7Sweden$0
8The Netherlands$0
9Norway$0
10Brazil$0
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U.S. exports of Iron ores and concentrates decreased 22.72 percent through February to $62.97 million

U.S. exports of Iron ores and concentrates decreased 22.72 percent from $81.48 million to $62.97 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 425 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 366 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Poland, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Ecuador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Marquette, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Duluth, Minn..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 France and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $57,302,218
2Mexico $4,106,770
3Poland $1,541,550
4United Kingdom $12,927
5Ecuador $7,185
6China $0
7France $0
8Germany $0
9United Arab Emirates $0
10South Korea $0

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 41.99 percent compared to last year to $28.02 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. rose 22.25 percent compared to last year to $25.68 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 68.68 percent compared to last year to $4.06 million.
  • Port of Marquette, Mich. fell 78.93 percent compared to last year to $1.86 million.
  • Port of Duluth, Minn. fell 72.92 percent compared to last year to $1.69 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 Canada decreased $9.59 million, 14.34 percent, (91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $8.91 million, 68.45 percent, (6.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Poland increased $1.54 million, 0 percent, (2.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $12,927, 0 percent, (0.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ecuador increased $7,185, 0 percent, (0.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $62.97 million of the $62.97 million total.

All totaled, 97.36 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $61.31 million of the $62.97 million total