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

Exports: Misc. mineral substances

Misc. mineral substances, the No. 658 export by value totaled $10.17 million for the month of October, $120.6 million through October 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$22.17 M
2United Kingdom$15.01 M
3Japan$14.98 M
4China$12.64 M
5Mexico$11.99 M
6Saudi Arabia$9.26 M
7South Korea$4.57 M
8Germany$4.24 M
9Belgium$3.98 M
10Australia$2.27 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $120.6 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $25,026,573
2Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $16,828,178
3Port Laredo $9,218,225
4Port of Los Angeles $9,057,757
5Port of Charleston $7,783,901
6Port of Virginia $7,257,038
7Port of Long Beach $5,446,196
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,739,936
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $3,347,286
10Port of Houston $3,328,686

U.S. exports of Misc. mineral substances decreased 22.35 percent through October to $120.6 million

U.S. exports of Misc. mineral substances decreased 22.35 percent from $155.3 million to $120.6 million through the first 10 months of 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 658 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 597 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 October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $22,169,823
2United Kingdom $15,009,885
3Japan $14,984,095
4China $12,637,815
5Mexico $11,986,815
6Saudi Arabia $9,263,692
7South Korea $4,567,740
8Germany $4,242,681
9Belgium $3,984,204
10Australia $2,271,548

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,541,553
2New York City $2,846,680
3Laredo $2,653,092
4Los Angeles $2,090,442
5Seattle $1,627,918
6Detroit $1,501,142
7Charleston $1,019,392
8Atlanta/Savannah $902,042
9Miami $503,638
10Buffalo $452,981

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York rose 94.37 percent compared to last year to $25.03 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 15.86 percent compared to last year to $16.83 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 15.3 percent compared to last year to $9.22 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 0.84 percent compared to last year to $9.06 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 2.91 percent compared to last year to $7.78 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 $328,963, 1.46 percent, (18.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $3.48 million, 30.22 percent, (12.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $4.87 million, 24.52 percent, (12.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $23.31 million, 64.84 percent, (10.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico increased $740,271, 6.58 percent, (9.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.67 percent of all these Misc. mineral substances exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $76.79 million of the $120.6 million total.

All totaled, 56.32 percent of all these Misc. mineral substances exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $67.91 million of the $120.6 million total