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

Exports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 346 export by value totaled $45.03 million for the month of August, $378.81 million through August 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$58.61 M
2Japan$44.58 M
3Mexico$42.62 M
4Canada$30.55 M
5Finland$22.44 M
6India$19.46 M
7Germany$17.27 M
8South Korea$17.2 M
9Belgium$13.3 M
10Taiwan$12.86 M
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U.S. exports of Kaolin clays decreased 3.41 percent through August to $378.81 million

U.S. exports of Kaolin clays decreased 3.41 percent from $392.18 million to $378.81 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 346 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 347 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 August of this 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..

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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $58,608,701
2Japan $44,584,218
3Mexico $42,624,858
4Canada $30,550,850
5Finland $22,438,601
6India $19,458,216
7Germany $17,267,624
8South Korea $17,198,423
9Belgium $13,303,045
10Taiwan $12,863,225

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 4.39 percent compared to last year to $297.86 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 2.18 percent compared to last year to $21.34 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.32 percent compared to last year to $18.76 million.
  • Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine fell 2.25 percent compared to last year to $9.2 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 29.07 percent compared to last year to $6.49 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 $5.48 million, 8.56 percent, (15.47 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $5.51 million, 11 percent, (11.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $351,650, 0.82 percent, (11.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $1.12 million, 3.81 percent, (8.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Finland decreased $1.38 million, 5.79 percent, (5.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.48 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $198.81 million of the $378.81 million total.

All totaled, 93.36 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $353.65 million of the $378.81 million total