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

Exports: Misc. coloring preparations and materials

Misc. coloring preparations and materials, the No. 142 export by value totaled $137.84 million for the month of December, $2.11 billion through December of 2018, and $2.15 billion 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
1Mexico$430.52 M
2Belgium$358.63 M
3Canada$301.07 M
4China$114.44 M
5South Korea$90.31 M
6India$74.98 M
7Switzerland$74.38 M
8Germany$63.49 M
9Japan$59.3 M
10Thailand$54.3 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.11 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $368,730,120
2Port Laredo $360,622,143
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $191,797,593
4Port of Charleston $120,149,601
5Port of Virginia $118,685,245
6Port of Mobile, Ala. $114,698,297
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $100,718,932
8San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $87,825,269
9Port of Los Angeles $87,654,526
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $84,721,683

U.S. exports of Misc. coloring preparations and materials decreased 1.82 percent through December to $2.11 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. coloring preparations and materials decreased 1.82 percent from $2.15 billion to $2.11 billion 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 142 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 139 for the last full year with a total value of $2.15 billion, a $210.15 million, 10.85 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $430,515,955
2Belgium $358,627,921
3Canada $301,073,214
4China $114,443,790
5South Korea $90,310,206
6India $74,978,510
7Switzerland $74,382,916
8Germany $63,489,078
9Japan $59,302,766
10Thailand $54,295,787

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW ORLEANS, LA $176,675,650
2LAREDO, TX $164,663,158
3SAVANNAH, GA $86,022,532
4LOS ANGELES, CA $77,035,654
5DETROIT, MI $70,521,558
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $56,842,932
7MOBILE, AL $54,120,854
8CHARLESTON, SC $52,893,922
9NORFOLK, VA $49,796,294
10BUFFALO, NY $35,803,430

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 Orleans fell 4.57 percent compared to last year to $368.73 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 9.24 percent compared to last year to $360.62 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 19.39 percent compared to last year to $191.8 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 16.18 percent compared to last year to $120.15 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 11.14 percent compared to last year to $118.69 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 Mexico increased $31.94 million, 8.01 percent, (20.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium decreased $3.16 million, 0.87 percent, (17.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $15.64 million, 5.48 percent, (14.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $13.67 million, 10.67 percent, (5.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $25.67 million, 22.13 percent, (4.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.42 percent of all these Misc. coloring preparations and materials exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.29 billion of the $2.11 billion total.

All totaled, 55.02 percent of all these Misc. coloring preparations and materials exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.16 billion of the $2.11 billion total