Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Mercury, alkaline metals

Mercury, alkaline metals, the No. 841 export by value totaled $3.6 million for the month of February, $8.13 million through February of 2020, and $53.71 million for all of 2019, 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
1Japan$1.69 M
2United Kingdom$1.67 M
3Belgium$991,095
4Canada$714,899
5China$655,568
6The Netherlands$582,970
7Hong Kong$226,465
8Italy$222,764
9Mexico$141,261
10Qatar$132,611
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $8.13 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,954,531
2Port of Charleston $2,286,996
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $397,990
4Port of Long Beach $257,011
5Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $239,197
6Port of New York $171,407
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $152,911
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $152,869
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $132,611
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $117,249

U.S. exports of Mercury, alkaline metals decreased 20.21 percent through February to $8.13 million

U.S. exports of Mercury, alkaline metals decreased 20.21 percent from $10.19 million to $8.13 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 841 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 807 for the last full year with a total value of $53.71 million, a $40.16 million, 42.78 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $1,689,467
2United Kingdom $1,672,891
3Belgium $991,095
4Canada $714,899
5China $655,568
6The Netherlands $582,970
7Hong Kong $226,465
8Italy $222,764
9Mexico $141,261
10Qatar $132,611

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1CHARLESTON, SC $8,397,482
2WILMINGTON, NC $2,916,646
3SAVANNAH, GA $484,500
4LAREDO, TX $286,846
5MIAMI, FL $229,654
6NEW ORLEANS, LA $209,040
7BUFFALO, NY $144,372
8CLEVELAND, OH $126,766
9SEATTLE, WA $120,018
10CHICAGO, IL $116,476

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. fell 2.41 percent compared to last year to $2.95 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 21.68 percent compared to last year to $2.29 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 2.92 percent compared to last year to $397,990.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 35.09 percent compared to last year to $257,011.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. rose 68.01 percent compared to last year to $239,197.

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 Japan increased $743,251, 78.55 percent, (20.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $314,946, 15.84 percent, (20.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium decreased $646,375, 39.47 percent, (12.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $91,278, 14.64 percent, (8.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $2.91 million, 81.61 percent, (8.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.39 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $5.72 million of the $8.13 million total.

All totaled, 75.46 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $6.14 million of the $8.13 million total