Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black)

Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black), the No. 462 export by value totaled $21.69 million for the month of December, $317.97 million in 2019, and $361.59 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
1Canada$87.17 M
2Mexico$49.71 M
3Belgium$43.56 M
4Japan$28.89 M
5China$27.43 M
6India$14.9 M
7South Korea$10.88 M
8Italy$9.15 M
9Germany$6.7 M
10Brazil$6.43 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) decreased 12.06 percent through December 2019 to $317.97 million

U.S. exports of Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) decreased 12.06 percent from $361.59 million to $317.97 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 462 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 454 for the last full year with a total value of $361.59 million, a $50.46 million, 16.22 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $87,168,423
2Mexico $49,708,528
3Belgium $43,562,866
4Japan $28,892,616
5China $27,432,819
6India $14,902,144
7South Korea $10,879,648
8Italy $9,152,662
9Germany $6,700,003
10Brazil $6,431,266

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $27,661,838
2Detroit $21,531,901
3New Orleans $15,424,385
4Laredo $13,278,834
5Houston $12,540,212
6New York City $3,932,905
7Buffalo $3,430,762
8Norfolk $2,133,935
9Atlanta/Savannah $1,740,463
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,036,381

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 5.94 percent compared to last year to $61.2 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.98 percent compared to last year to $48.8 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 18.41 percent compared to last year to $46.35 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.37 percent compared to last year to $46.14 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 23.79 percent compared to last year to $33.36 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 Canada increased $3.03 million, 3.6 percent, (27.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $1.72 million, 3.58 percent, (15.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $1.67 million, 3.98 percent, (13.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $1.07 million, 3.84 percent, (9.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $22.28 million, 44.82 percent, (8.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.46 percent of all these Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $236.77 million of the $317.97 million total.

All totaled, 74.17 percent of all these Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $235.84 million of the $317.97 million total