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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 346 export by value totaled $53.16 million for the month of October, $494.14 million through October of 2018, and $560.54 million for all of 2017, 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$80.26 M
2Japan$62.48 M
3Mexico$53.76 M
4Canada$36.7 M
5Finland$32.34 M
6South Korea$22.07 M
7Germany$18.45 M
8India$18.4 M
9Taiwan$18.06 M
10Belgium$15.28 M
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U.S. exports of Kaolin clays increased 5.41 percent through October to $494.14 million

U.S. exports of Kaolin clays increased 5.41 percent from $468.75 million to $494.14 million through the first 10 months of 2018 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 October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 351 for the last full year with a total value of $560.54 million, a $18.53 million, 3.42 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, 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-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $80,262,449
2Japan $62,478,907
3Mexico $53,764,989
4Canada $36,698,188
5Finland $32,341,390
6South Korea $22,065,541
7Germany $18,452,118
8India $18,400,473
9Taiwan $18,059,162
10Belgium $15,280,495

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $73,732,647
2Laredo $9,808,199
3Portland, Maine $2,642,979
4Detroit $1,952,012
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,565,561
6Pembina, N.D. $864,038
7Charleston $627,446
8Miami $506,315
9Buffalo $313,047
10Low Value Shipments $260,622

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 5.57 percent compared to last year to $392.86 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 22.94 percent compared to last year to $27.86 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 0.1 percent compared to last year to $23.02 million.
  • Vanceboro Border Crossing, Maine rose 3.58 percent compared to last year to $11.74 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 15.86 percent compared to last year to $6.76 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 increased $16.82 million, 26.51 percent, (16.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $10.54 million, 14.43 percent, (12.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $4.38 million, 8.88 percent, (10.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $744,557, 2.07 percent, (7.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Finland increased $5.91 million, 22.34 percent, (6.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.74 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $265.55 million of the $494.14 million total.

All totaled, 93.54 percent of all these Kaolin clays exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $462.23 million of the $494.14 million total