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

Exports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 279 export by value totaled $87.14 million for the month of October, $743.07 million through October of 2018, and $592.13 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
1The Netherlands$313.73 M
2United Kingdom$139.57 M
3Belgium$84.64 M
4Japan$79.66 M
5Canada$25.31 M
6China$23.35 M
7Mexico$22.22 M
8Chile$20.51 M
9India$10.7 M
10South Korea$10.62 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $743.07 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $288,812,111
2Port of New York $148,745,854
3Port of Los Angeles $99,118,411
4Port of Long Beach $58,105,732
5Port of Virginia $44,024,556
6Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $21,882,679
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $14,601,768
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $13,096,029
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $12,260,951
10Port of Chester, Penn. $9,837,141

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 51.88 percent through October to $743.07 million

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 51.88 percent from $489.24 million to $743.07 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 279 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 343 for the last full year with a total value of $592.13 million, a $244.6 million, 70.39 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 China, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $313,731,506
2United Kingdom $139,571,157
3Belgium $84,638,544
4Japan $79,664,717
5Canada $25,307,370
6China $23,347,821
7Mexico $22,215,095
8Chile $20,509,328
9India $10,704,847
10South Korea $10,618,978

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $41,584,914
2Los Angeles $36,997,047
3New York City $21,054,437
4Phoenix/Nogales $5,140,543
5Seattle $4,276,988
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,406,844
7Norfolk $3,363,700
8Philadelphia $2,177,819
9Baltimore $2,030,629
10Buffalo $1,611,299

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 Houston rose 81.7 percent compared to last year to $288.81 million.
  • Port of New York rose 32.28 percent compared to last year to $148.75 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 19.48 percent compared to last year to $99.12 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 188.75 percent compared to last year to $58.11 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 160.26 percent compared to last year to $44.02 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 The Netherlands increased $138.06 million, 78.59 percent, (42.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $41.99 million, 43.04 percent, (18.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $32.72 million, 63.01 percent, (11.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $40.42 million, 103.01 percent, (10.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $5.39 million, 27.03 percent, (3.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.52 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $642.91 million of the $743.07 million total.

All totaled, 85.97 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $638.81 million of the $743.07 million total