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

Exports: Nickel bars, rods, wire

Nickel bars, rods, wire, the No. 269 export by value totaled $95.48 million for the month of October, $774.02 million through October of 2018, and $739.86 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
1Mexico$143.85 M
2China$105.58 M
3France$101.43 M
4Belgium$99.99 M
5United Kingdom$60.44 M
6Japan$47.64 M
7Germany$34.65 M
8Canada$32.43 M
9Italy$16.9 M
10Israel$16.7 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $774.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $115,142,361
2Port of Chester, Penn. $103,309,337
3Port Laredo $98,966,242
4Port of New York $79,365,868
5Port of Wilmington, N.C. $46,711,683
6Port of Newark $37,113,395
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $32,505,246
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $23,699,394
9Port of Los Angeles $22,556,947
10Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $18,130,733

U.S. exports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 24.97 percent through October to $774.02 million

U.S. exports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 24.97 percent from $619.34 million to $774.02 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 269 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 297 for the last full year with a total value of $739.86 million, a $34.87 million, 4.95 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $143,850,693
2China $105,581,379
3France $101,425,856
4Belgium $99,986,075
5United Kingdom $60,444,386
6Japan $47,636,515
7Germany $34,648,102
8Canada $32,427,656
9Italy $16,903,283
10Israel $16,704,461

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $27,922,533
2New York City $22,303,264
3Laredo $18,698,158
4Charleston $17,491,839
5Los Angeles $9,578,558
6Wilmington $8,657,265
7Atlanta/Savannah $3,664,234
8Chicago $3,381,381
9Detroit $2,576,624
10New Orleans $2,506,387

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 Charleston rose 49.87 percent compared to last year to $115.14 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 9.18 percent compared to last year to $103.31 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 83.28 percent compared to last year to $98.97 million.
  • Port of New York rose 51.83 percent compared to last year to $79.37 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 64.58 percent compared to last year to $46.71 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 Mexico increased $52.25 million, 57.04 percent, (18.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $21.03 million, 24.88 percent, (13.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 France increased $27.29 million, 36.81 percent, (13.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium decreased $5.51 million, 5.22 percent, (12.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $24.05 million, 28.47 percent, (7.81 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.06 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $511.29 million of the $774.02 million total.

All totaled, 57.3 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $443.5 million of the $774.02 million total