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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Molding boxes for metal foundries

Molding boxes for metal foundries, the No. 267 export by value totaled $72.58 million for the month of August, $611.98 million through August of 2019, and $1.06 billion 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$375.14 M
2Canada$106.7 M
3China$19.72 M
4Germany$13.75 M
5United Kingdom$7.38 M
6Costa Rica$5.15 M
7Malaysia$5.05 M
8Austria$4.96 M
9Switzerland$4.9 M
10Dominican Republic$4.61 M
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U.S. exports of Molding boxes for metal foundries decreased 15.71 percent through August to $611.98 million

U.S. exports of Molding boxes for metal foundries decreased 15.71 percent from $726.01 million to $611.98 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 267 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 247 for the last full year with a total value of $1.06 billion, a $28.74 million, 2.79 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $375,136,695
2Canada $106,700,187
3China $19,724,939
4Germany $13,752,396
5United Kingdom $7,382,762
6Costa Rica $5,153,954
7Malaysia $5,051,462
8Austria $4,956,771
9Switzerland $4,900,584
10Dominican Republic $4,605,419

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $121,389,796
2Detroit $50,770,076
3San Diego $36,422,538
4El Paso $19,794,921
5New York City $16,477,768
6Los Angeles $14,652,432
7Phoenix/Nogales $11,271,044
8Chicago $8,923,833
9Buffalo $7,029,949
10Miami $6,895,447

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 21.21 percent compared to last year to $161.8 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges fell 3.89 percent compared to last year to $50.56 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 10.08 percent compared to last year to $47.14 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 24.25 percent compared to last year to $47.14 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 11.81 percent compared to last year to $38.89 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 decreased $55.45 million, 12.88 percent, (61.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $21.98 million, 17.08 percent, (17.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $760,268, 3.71 percent, (3.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $10.46 million, 43.2 percent, (2.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $1.23 million, 20 percent, (1.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.41 percent of all these Molding boxes for metal foundries exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $522.7 million of the $611.98 million total.

All totaled, 56.46 percent of all these Molding boxes for metal foundries exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $345.53 million of the $611.98 million total