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

Exports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 224 export by value totaled $96.26 million for the month of March, $298.88 million through March of 2019, and $882.45 million 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
1The Netherlands$145.6 M
2United Kingdom$47.99 M
3Belgium$36.63 M
4Japan$25.2 M
5South Korea$16.42 M
6Mexico$10.86 M
7Chile$5.41 M
8China$4.46 M
9Canada$4.23 M
10Vietnam$1.09 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $298.88 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $100,632,507
2Port of Virginia $44,258,198
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $32,007,389
4Port of New York $23,002,517
5Port of Los Angeles $21,764,983
6Port of Long Beach $18,914,865
7Port of Newark $17,250,844
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $15,811,697
9Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $10,859,969
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $5,993,592

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 65.53 percent through March to $298.88 million

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 65.53 percent from $180.56 million to $298.88 million through the first three 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 224 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 302 for the last full year with a total value of $882.45 million, a $290.32 million, 49.03 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March 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 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 United Kingdom, 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 Virginia and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $145,601,597
2United Kingdom $47,992,523
3Belgium $36,625,205
4Japan $25,195,875
5South Korea $16,420,912
6Mexico $10,859,969
7Chile $5,405,872
8China $4,461,064
9Canada $4,227,620
10Vietnam $1,092,065

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $75,213,204
2Los Angeles $70,115,838
3New York City $37,370,608
4Norfolk $28,396,315
5Baltimore $19,623,336
6Phoenix/Nogales $11,235,185
7Seattle $6,348,711
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,057,993
9Philadelphia $3,216,170
10Buffalo $3,103,282

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 56.13 percent compared to last year to $100.63 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 1017.62 percent compared to last year to $44.26 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 677.21 percent compared to last year to $32.01 million.
  • Port of New York fell 15.72 percent compared to last year to $23 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 19.65 percent compared to last year to $21.76 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 $78.78 million, 117.89 percent, (48.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $20.18 million, 72.54 percent, (16.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $6.25 million, 20.56 percent, (12.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $2.79 million, 12.46 percent, (8.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $14.86 million, 950.69 percent, (5.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.95 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $271.84 million of the $298.88 million total.

All totaled, 74.17 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $221.67 million of the $298.88 million total