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

Exports: Marble, travertine and alabaster

Marble, travertine and alabaster, the No. 934 export by value totaled $1.45 million for the month of December, $30.89 million through December of 2018, and $27.91 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
1Italy$16.36 M
2Canada$8.85 M
3China$2.75 M
4Bahamas$919,397
5Mexico$851,745
6Cayman Islands$241,713
7Turks and Caicos Islands$221,083
8Portugal$111,460
9Saudi Arabia$82,867
10British Virgin Islands$54,365
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $30.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $10,082,230
2Port of Virginia $7,946,464
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,129,684
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,572,967
5Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $1,314,333
6Port Laredo $588,121
7Port of Mobile, Ala. $493,464
8Derby Line, Vermont, border crossing $487,284
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $454,647
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $446,627

U.S. exports of Marble, travertine and alabaster increased 10.67 percent through December to $30.89 million

U.S. exports of Marble, travertine and alabaster increased 10.67 percent from $27.91 million to $30.89 million in 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 934 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 945 for the last full year with a total value of $27.91 million, a $1.3 million, 4.89 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Italy $16,364,266
2Canada $8,846,010
3China $2,754,070
4Bahamas $919,397
5Mexico $851,745
6Cayman Islands $241,713
7Turks and Caicos Islands $221,083
8Portugal $111,460
9Saudi Arabia $82,867
10British Virgin Islands $54,365

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NORFOLK, VA $2,481,720
2DETROIT, MI $2,079,780
3HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $1,563,928
4MIAMI, FL $892,516
5ST. ALBANS, VT $643,248
6MOBILE, AL $227,900
7SEATTLE, WA $224,330
8LAREDO, TX $217,866
9LOS ANGELES, CA $124,028
10OGDENSBURG, NY $113,990

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 997.72 percent compared to last year to $10.08 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 42.69 percent compared to last year to $7.95 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.14 percent compared to last year to $4.13 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 24.13 percent compared to last year to $2.57 million.
  • Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 102.12 percent compared to last year to $1.31 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 Italy increased $1.63 million, 11.04 percent, (52.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $309,884, 3.38 percent, (28.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $1.17 million, 74.23 percent, (8.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bahamas increased $34,374, 3.88 percent, (2.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico increased $288,323, 51.17 percent, (2.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.27 percent of all these Marble, travertine and alabaster exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $29.74 million of the $30.89 million total.

All totaled, 84.32 percent of all these Marble, travertine and alabaster exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $26.05 million of the $30.89 million total