Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Lead, unwrought

Lead, unwrought, the No. 873 export by value totaled $2.2 million for the month of December, $45.01 million in 2019, and $129.76 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$24.73 M
2Belgium$8.59 M
3China$3.51 M
4Canada$3.43 M
5India$1.76 M
6Turkey$1.11 M
7South Korea$539,077
8Qatar$343,179
9Ecuador$282,172
10Japan$224,819
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U.S. exports of Lead, unwrought decreased 65.32 percent through December 2019 to $45.01 million

U.S. exports of Lead, unwrought decreased 65.32 percent from $129.76 million to $45.01 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 873 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 683 for the last full year with a total value of $129.76 million, a $79.77 million, 159.57 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 China, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Frontier Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Eastport, Idaho.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $24,725,539
2Belgium $8,594,122
3China $3,513,826
4Canada $3,432,644
5India $1,764,913
6Turkey $1,114,182
7South Korea $539,077
8Qatar $343,179
9Ecuador $282,172
10Japan $224,819

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $28,116,268
2San Diego $4,955,262
3Los Angeles $4,910,599
4Houston $2,838,770
5Seattle $942,284
6Great Falls, Mont. $581,203
7Laredo $287,979
8New York City $127,586
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $112,996
10Philadelphia $62,690

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 14.16 percent compared to last year to $23.66 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 30.52 percent compared to last year to $9.35 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 92.53 percent compared to last year to $4.6 million.
  • Frontier Border Crossing, Wash. fell 22.38 percent compared to last year to $1.96 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 39.94 percent compared to last year to $1.07 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 Mexico increased $1.17 million, 4.99 percent, (54.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium decreased $4.77 million, 35.67 percent, (19.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $58.18 million, 94.3 percent, (7.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $1.75 million, 33.8 percent, (7.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India increased $1.55 million, 707.78 percent, (3.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.39 percent of all these Lead, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $42.03 million of the $45.01 million total.

All totaled, 90.3 percent of all these Lead, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $40.64 million of the $45.01 million total