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

Exports: Misc. mineral substances

Misc. mineral substances, the No. 669 export by value totaled $8.91 million for the month of December, $138.33 million through December of 2018, and $182.59 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$25.89 M
2Japan$17.75 M
3United Kingdom$17.29 M
4Mexico$13.17 M
5China$13.16 M
6Saudi Arabia$9.57 M
7South Korea$5.3 M
8Germany$4.78 M
9Belgium$4.23 M
10Australia$2.47 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $138.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $26,154,983
2Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $18,547,646
3Port of Los Angeles $10,674,914
4Port Laredo $10,291,032
5Port of Charleston $8,852,383
6Port of Virginia $7,567,659
7Port of Long Beach $6,545,454
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,321,859
9Port of Houston $4,296,862
10Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $3,590,524

U.S. exports of Misc. mineral substances decreased 24.24 percent through December to $138.33 million

U.S. exports of Misc. mineral substances decreased 24.24 percent from $182.59 million to $138.33 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 669 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 606 for the last full year with a total value of $182.59 million, a $71.05 million, 63.70 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $25,892,171
2Japan $17,753,845
3United Kingdom $17,285,857
4Mexico $13,168,982
5China $13,159,243
6Saudi Arabia $9,573,795
7South Korea $5,296,503
8Germany $4,781,421
9Belgium $4,226,696
10Australia $2,472,018

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1OGDENSBURG, NY $11,084,308
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $7,107,178
3LAREDO, TX $6,676,668
4LOS ANGELES, CA $5,582,470
5SEATTLE, WA $3,482,826
6DETROIT, MI $3,384,844
7CHARLESTON, SC $2,915,458
8SAVANNAH, GA $2,532,730
9HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $1,995,058
10PHILADELPHIA, PA $1,981,752

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 York rose 57.62 percent compared to last year to $26.15 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 18.59 percent compared to last year to $18.55 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.17 percent compared to last year to $10.67 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 8.04 percent compared to last year to $10.29 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 0.04 percent compared to last year to $8.85 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 decreased $904,805, 3.38 percent, (18.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan decreased $5.97 million, 25.16 percent, (12.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $2.84 million, 19.67 percent, (12.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $16,472, 0.13 percent, (9.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $23.79 million, 64.39 percent, (9.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.08 percent of all these Misc. mineral substances exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $87.26 million of the $138.33 million total.

All totaled, 53.87 percent of all these Misc. mineral substances exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $74.52 million of the $138.33 million total