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

Exports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 277 export by value totaled $76.27 million for the month of December, $882.45 million through December 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$378.58 M
2United Kingdom$153.1 M
3Belgium$98.67 M
4Japan$96.36 M
5Chile$32.41 M
6Mexico$28.7 M
7Canada$28.39 M
8China$24.19 M
9India$13.8 M
10South Korea$13.41 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $882.45 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $322,440,401
2Port of New York $156,860,990
3Port of Los Angeles $122,795,193
4Port of Virginia $69,057,171
5Port of Long Beach $67,547,741
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $30,688,736
7Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $27,977,321
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $16,673,491
9Port of Newark $13,105,876
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $12,912,100

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 49.03 percent through December to $882.45 million

U.S. exports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 49.03 percent from $592.13 million to $882.45 million in 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 277 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 340 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 December 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 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.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $378,583,811
2United Kingdom $153,097,769
3Belgium $98,666,458
4Japan $96,359,786
5Chile $32,410,211
6Mexico $28,699,362
7Canada $28,386,357
8China $24,190,001
9India $13,804,299
10South Korea $13,413,370

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $122,899,422
2LOS ANGELES, CA $109,887,296
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $73,585,134
4NORFOLK, VA $24,489,268
5BALTIMORE, MD $21,371,736
6NOGALES, AZ $12,829,788
7SEATTLE, WA $11,162,762
8OGDENSBURG, NY $7,449,890
9PHILADELPHIA, PA $6,432,340
10BUFFALO, NY $4,395,026

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 76.96 percent compared to last year to $322.44 million.
  • Port of New York rose 8.73 percent compared to last year to $156.86 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.23 percent compared to last year to $122.8 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 259.63 percent compared to last year to $69.06 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 87.84 percent compared to last year to $67.55 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 $173.52 million, 84.62 percent, (42.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $34.43 million, 29.02 percent, (17.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $32.17 million, 48.37 percent, (11.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $47.11 million, 95.67 percent, (10.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Chile increased $9.71 million, 42.76 percent, (3.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.02 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $759.12 million of the $882.45 million total.

All totaled, 83.71 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $738.7 million of the $882.45 million total