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

Exports: Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black)

Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black), the No. 454 export by value totaled $27.7 million for the month of December, $361.59 million through December of 2018, and $311.13 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
1Canada$84.14 M
2China$49.71 M
3Mexico$47.99 M
4Belgium$41.9 M
5Japan$27.82 M
6India$20.99 M
7South Korea$16.3 M
8The Netherlands$10.67 M
9Germany$9.34 M
10Italy$9.01 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $361.59 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $57,763,330
2Port of New Orleans $56,806,217
3Port of Los Angeles $55,437,975
4Port of Houston $43,766,988
5Port Laredo $42,182,462
6Port of Long Beach $27,620,205
7Port of New York $16,035,223
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $11,511,370
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,528,513
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $8,827,922

U.S. exports of Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) increased 16.22 percent through December to $361.59 million

U.S. exports of Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) increased 16.22 percent from $311.13 million to $361.59 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 454 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 478 for the last full year with a total value of $311.13 million, a $48.93 million, 18.66 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

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 of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $84,142,800
2China $49,714,562
3Mexico $47,989,427
4Belgium $41,896,383
5Japan $27,823,723
6India $20,989,418
7South Korea $16,302,580
8The Netherlands $10,665,259
9Germany $9,336,241
10Italy $9,009,903

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $42,341,394
2DETROIT, MI $32,475,048
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $21,611,362
4LAREDO, TX $19,525,704
5HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $18,489,378
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $5,278,034
7BUFFALO, NY $5,081,614
8NORFOLK, VA $3,024,720
9SAVANNAH, GA $2,548,038
10OGDENSBURG, NY $1,664,962

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 39.48 percent compared to last year to $57.76 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 59.84 percent compared to last year to $56.81 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 5.5 percent compared to last year to $55.44 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 55.39 percent compared to last year to $43.77 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 14.76 percent compared to last year to $42.18 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 $21.28 million, 33.85 percent, (23.27 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $2.73 million, 5.21 percent, (13.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $5.39 million, 12.67 percent, (13.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $9.29 million, 28.47 percent, (11.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $3.2 million, 13 percent, (7.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.57 percent of all these Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $251.57 million of the $361.59 million total.

All totaled, 70.79 percent of all these Misc. carbon (excluding carbon black) exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $255.96 million of the $361.59 million total