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

Exports: Mercury, alkaline metals

Mercury, alkaline metals, the No. 759 export by value totaled $8.01 million for the month of December, $93.88 million through December of 2018, and $66.52 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$39.44 M
2Belgium$10.75 M
3United Kingdom$8.21 M
4Japan$7.05 M
5Hong Kong$6.87 M
6Canada$3.74 M
7Germany$2.8 M
8France$2.56 M
9Mexico$1.28 M
10Australia$1.12 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $93.88 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $27,439,988
2Port of Charleston $15,493,969
3Port of Wilmington, N.C. $14,181,743
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $9,762,984
5Port of Long Beach $7,351,647
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,701,027
7Los Angeles International Airport $2,182,981
8Port of Virginia $2,164,262
9Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $1,394,373
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,037,015

U.S. exports of Mercury, alkaline metals increased 41.12 percent through December to $93.88 million

U.S. exports of Mercury, alkaline metals increased 41.12 percent from $66.52 million to $93.88 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 759 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 810 for the last full year with a total value of $66.52 million, a $6.14 million, 8.45 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $39,442,130
2Belgium $10,751,879
3United Kingdom $8,212,701
4Japan $7,054,792
5Hong Kong $6,872,528
6Canada $3,738,775
7Germany $2,795,619
8France $2,559,889
9Mexico $1,279,680
10Australia $1,118,621

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $13,828,854
2WILMINGTON, NC $9,203,212
3CHARLESTON, SC $5,947,020
4LOS ANGELES, CA $5,703,106
5NORFOLK, VA $3,972,210
6SAVANNAH, GA $1,858,080
7DETROIT, MI $800,972
8CHICAGO, IL $699,282
9LAREDO, TX $605,158
10MIAMI, FL $475,356

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York rose 63.71 percent compared to last year to $27.44 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 59.61 percent compared to last year to $15.49 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 14.16 percent compared to last year to $14.18 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 767.8 percent compared to last year to $9.76 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 12.75 percent compared to last year to $7.35 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 $18.82 million, 91.3 percent, (42.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium increased $4.84 million, 81.94 percent, (11.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $282,891, 3.33 percent, (8.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $785,433, 12.53 percent, (7.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong increased $961,609, 16.27 percent, (7.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.05 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $72.33 million of the $93.88 million total.

All totaled, 79.07 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $74.23 million of the $93.88 million total