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

Exports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 348 export by value totaled $38.9 million for the month of February, $87.51 million through February of 2019, and $580.77 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
1China$13.64 M
2Japan$10.61 M
3Mexico$10.37 M
4Canada$7.57 M
5South Korea$5.06 M
6Finland$4.67 M
7India$4.62 M
8Germany$3.87 M
9Taiwan$2.5 M
10United Kingdom$1.92 M
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U.S. exports of Kaolin clays decreased 6.45 percent through February to $87.51 million

U.S. exports of Kaolin clays decreased 6.45 percent from $93.54 million to $87.51 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 348 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 340 for the last full year with a total value of $580.77 million, a $20.23 million, 3.61 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Finland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $13,637,602
2Japan $10,611,150
3Mexico $10,366,661
4Canada $7,567,697
5South Korea $5,064,813
6Finland $4,671,297
7India $4,621,958
8Germany $3,868,296
9Taiwan $2,500,505
10United Kingdom $1,917,487

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $143,067,892
2Laredo $18,108,404
3Detroit $4,686,123
4Portland, Maine $4,518,336
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,171,858
6Pembina, N.D. $1,663,872
7Charleston $1,364,568
8Miami $1,044,870
9Buffalo $550,868
10New Orleans $512,989

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:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 8.64 percent compared to last year to $67.35 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 4.24 percent compared to last year to $5.62 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 0.42 percent compared to last year to $4.28 million.
  • Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine fell 4.28 percent compared to last year to $2.48 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 91 percent compared to last year to $1.73 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 China decreased $2.18 million, 13.78 percent, (15.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $219,331, 2.03 percent, (12.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $184,836, 1.82 percent, (11.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $185,086, 2.39 percent, (8.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $803,701, 18.86 percent, (5.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.99 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $47.25 million of the $87.51 million total.

All totaled, 93.1 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $81.48 million of the $87.51 million total