Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 327 export by value totaled $44.31 million for the month of May, $233.02 million through May of 2020, and $563.73 million for all of 2019, 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$32.72 M
2Japan$26.01 M
3Mexico$26 M
4Canada$16.62 M
5Finland$13.61 M
6South Korea$13.25 M
7Germany$12.09 M
8India$11.17 M
9Belgium$10.26 M
10Taiwan$9.85 M
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U.S. exports of Kaolin clays decreased 3.46 percent through May to $233.02 million

U.S. exports of Kaolin clays decreased 3.46 percent from $241.38 million to $233.02 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 327 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 344 for the last full year with a total value of $563.73 million, a $17.05 million, 2.94 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Finland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Eagle Pass, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources 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 Port Laredo, No. 3 Eagle Pass, No. 4 Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 1.73 percent compared to last year to $187.5 million.
  • Eagle Pass fell 6.21 percent compared to last year to $11.96 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 10.72 percent compared to last year to $10.39 million.
  • Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine fell 16.35 percent compared to last year to $4.93 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.09 percent compared to last year to $3.65 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 from No. 1 China decreased $7.54 million, 7.96 percent, (37.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $8.43 million, 13.55 percent, (30.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Japan decreased $7.66 million, 10.66 percent, (27.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada increased $1.17 million, 2.7 percent, (19.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Finland decreased $4.54 million, 12.08 percent, (14.17 percent market share).

All totaled, 53.11 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $299.39 million of the $563.73 million total.

All totaled, 93.74 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $218.43 million of the $233.02 million total