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

Exports: Magnesite

Magnesite, the No. 786 export by value totaled $3.68 million for the month of August, $49.18 million through August of 2019, and $75.31 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
1South Africa$23.61 M
2Canada$7.03 M
3China$2.07 M
4Japan$2.04 M
5United Arab Emirates$1.7 M
6Mexico$1.58 M
7Taiwan$1.55 M
8Germany$1.48 M
9The Netherlands$1.15 M
10South Korea$1 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $49.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $24,949,495
2Port of Los Angeles $3,154,520
3Port of Long Beach $3,062,743
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,991,684
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,971,084
6Port of Houston $2,915,908
7Port of Virginia $2,141,609
8Port Laredo $1,128,112
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $1,105,710
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $929,353

U.S. exports of Magnesite decreased 3.21 percent through August to $49.18 million

U.S. exports of Magnesite decreased 3.21 percent from $50.81 million to $49.18 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 786 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 794 for the last full year with a total value of $75.31 million, a $15.3 million, 25.50 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Africa $23,607,905
2Canada $7,025,372
3China $2,069,959
4Japan $2,042,008
5United Arab Emirates $1,695,345
6Mexico $1,583,141
7Taiwan $1,545,786
8Germany $1,482,061
9The Netherlands $1,148,044
10South Korea $1,001,453

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $12,033,586
2Los Angeles $3,416,660
3Detroit $2,498,688
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,271,359
5Norfolk $721,090
6Laredo $596,031
7Houston $504,589
8Buffalo $445,043
9Duluth, Minn. $299,866
10Seattle $288,571

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 New York rose 5.19 percent compared to last year to $24.95 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 35.07 percent compared to last year to $3.15 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 66.38 percent compared to last year to $3.06 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 30.54 percent compared to last year to $2.99 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 25.56 percent compared to last year to $2.97 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 South Africa increased $2.48 million, 11.76 percent, (48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $2.7 million, 27.75 percent, (14.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $2.64 million, 56.06 percent, (4.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $1.31 million, 178.49 percent, (4.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates increased $597,565, 54.43 percent, (3.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.09 percent of all these Magnesite exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $36.44 million of the $49.18 million total.

All totaled, 75.49 percent of all these Magnesite exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $37.13 million of the $49.18 million total