Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 234 export by value totaled $79.32 million for the month of December, $1.09 billion in 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

RankCountry2019
1The Netherlands$540.3 M
2Belgium$148.04 M
3United Kingdom$128.91 M
4Japan$98.15 M
5South Korea$67.62 M
6Mexico$46.78 M
7Canada$18.36 M
8Thailand$13.95 M
9China$10.03 M
10Vietnam$6.1 M
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U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 23.38 percent through December 2019 to $1.09 billion

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 23.38 percent from $882.45 million to $1.09 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 234 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 277 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 December of 2019 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 Chile. 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $540,302,683
2Belgium $148,044,003
3United Kingdom $128,911,673
4Japan $98,151,278
5South Korea $67,615,497
6Mexico $46,784,489
7Canada $18,355,044
8Thailand $13,952,867
9China $10,033,719
10Vietnam $6,104,992

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 17.95 percent compared to last year to $380.31 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 186.13 percent compared to last year to $197.59 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 16.42 percent compared to last year to $102.63 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 199.66 percent compared to last year to $91.96 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 501.09 percent compared to last year to $78.78 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 $161.72 million, 42.72 percent, (49.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium increased $49.38 million, 50.04 percent, (13.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $24.19 million, 15.8 percent, (11.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $1.79 million, 1.86 percent, (9.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $54.2 million, 404.09 percent, (6.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.29 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $983.03 million of the $1.09 billion total.

All totaled, 78.19 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $851.28 million of the $1.09 billion total