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

Exports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 226 export by value totaled $81.09 million for the month of July, $656.25 million through July 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$347.58 M
2Belgium$78.43 M
3United Kingdom$76.66 M
4Japan$59.78 M
5South Korea$37.55 M
6Mexico$27.96 M
7Canada$10.06 M
8China$5.45 M
9Chile$5.41 M
10Vietnam$2.92 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $656.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $245,457,538
2Port of Virginia $101,370,189
3Port of Los Angeles $52,469,535
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $52,197,671
5Port of Newark $46,578,067
6Port of Long Beach $42,342,953
7Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $27,631,113
8Port of New York $24,855,497
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $19,638,929
10Port of Chester, Penn. $14,167,242

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 31.21 percent through July to $656.25 million

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 31.21 percent from $500.15 million to $656.25 million through the first seven 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 226 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 280 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 July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 United Kingdom, 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 Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full 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 Virginia and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $347,579,262
2Belgium $78,427,840
3United Kingdom $76,657,313
4Japan $59,777,190
5South Korea $37,547,589
6Mexico $27,960,362
7Canada $10,057,928
8China $5,450,302
9Chile $5,405,872
10Vietnam $2,921,025

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 20.41 percent compared to last year to $245.46 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 413.77 percent compared to last year to $101.37 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 22.38 percent compared to last year to $52.47 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 638.9 percent compared to last year to $52.2 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1631928 percent compared to last year to $46.58 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 $132.75 million, 61.8 percent, (52.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium increased $24.63 million, 45.78 percent, (11.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $17.36 million, 18.47 percent, (11.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $6.97 million, 13.21 percent, (9.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $31.13 million, 484.83 percent, (5.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.43 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $599.99 million of the $656.25 million total.

All totaled, 75.9 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $498.07 million of the $656.25 million total