Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. clays

Misc. clays, the No. 426 export by value totaled $28.19 million for the month of December, $378.33 million in 2019, and $399.29 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$78.8 M
2Japan$43.71 M
3Mexico$41.76 M
4The Netherlands$29.95 M
5China$20.75 M
6United Kingdom$17.56 M
7South Korea$13.02 M
8Taiwan$11.9 M
9Germany$11.15 M
10Brazil$10.35 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. clays decreased 5.25 percent through December 2019 to $378.33 million

U.S. exports of Misc. clays decreased 5.25 percent from $399.29 million to $378.33 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 426 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 429 for the last full year with a total value of $399.29 million, a $8.06 million, 2.06 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Vancouver, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $78,797,291
2Japan $43,713,704
3Mexico $41,762,099
4The Netherlands $29,948,290
5China $20,750,398
6United Kingdom $17,560,175
7South Korea $13,016,749
8Taiwan $11,898,555
9Germany $11,152,374
10Brazil $10,354,647

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $29,776,767
2Detroit $12,974,587
3Portland/Columbia-Snake River $12,567,008
4Houston $11,941,716
5Laredo $9,964,464
6Seattle $8,335,364
7Los Angeles $6,931,525
8New Orleans $4,458,634
9Norfolk $4,132,153
10Great Falls, Mont. $3,577,072

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 19.51 percent compared to last year to $82.22 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 0.03 percent compared to last year to $37.94 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 60.32 percent compared to last year to $27.59 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 8.92 percent compared to last year to $25.12 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. fell 6.82 percent compared to last year to $23.3 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 $11.03 million, 16.27 percent, (20.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $4.27 million, 10.84 percent, (11.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $361,961, 0.86 percent, (11.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $5.49 million, 15.5 percent, (7.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $5.92 million, 22.21 percent, (5.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.82 percent of all these Misc. clays exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $214.97 million of the $378.33 million total.

All totaled, 51.85 percent of all these Misc. clays exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $196.16 million of the $378.33 million total