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

Exports: Molding boxes for metal foundries

Molding boxes for metal foundries, the No. 256 export by value totaled $76.01 million for the month of February, $150.06 million through February 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$94.6 M
2Canada$25.06 M
3China$3.42 M
4Costa Rica$2.57 M
5Germany$2.41 M
6United Kingdom$2.35 M
7Austria$2.14 M
8Malaysia$1.87 M
9Dominican Republic$1.58 M
10South Korea$872,536
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U.S. exports of Molding boxes for metal foundries decreased 15.85 percent through February to $150.06 million

U.S. exports of Molding boxes for metal foundries decreased 15.85 percent from $178.32 million to $150.06 million through the first two 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 256 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 235 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Germany. 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 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Germany. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $94,603,155
2Canada $25,058,056
3China $3,423,499
4Costa Rica $2,567,408
5Germany $2,414,902
6United Kingdom $2,347,744
7Austria $2,140,261
8Malaysia $1,873,789
9Dominican Republic $1,581,093
10South Korea $872,536

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 23.97 percent compared to last year to $35.37 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 49.54 percent compared to last year to $18.55 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 3.14 percent compared to last year to $13.43 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 41.36 percent compared to last year to $12.35 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 14.33 percent compared to last year to $8.38 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 $4.37 million, 4.42 percent, (63.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $12.92 million, 34.02 percent, (16.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $1.74 million, 33.74 percent, (2.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Costa Rica increased $2.05 million, 393.92 percent, (1.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $1.02 million, 29.62 percent, (1.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.35 percent of all these Molding boxes for metal foundries exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $128.07 million of the $150.06 million total.

All totaled, 58.7 percent of all these Molding boxes for metal foundries exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $88.08 million of the $150.06 million total