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

Exports: Nickel ores and concentrates

Nickel ores and concentrates, the No. 588 export by value totaled $15.83 million for the month of August, $132.82 million through August of 2019, and $221.96 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
1Finland$98.12 M
2Canada$32.93 M
3Belgium$460,862
4Germany$436,323
5Brazil$383,043
6South Korea$175,083
7Mexico$72,771
8Austria$68,600
9Malaysia$46,708
10Spain$36,677
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $132.82 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $98,253,379
2Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $27,558,760
3Raymond Border Crossing, Mont. $3,950,834
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $787,570
5Port of Houston $720,145
6Port of Eastport, Idaho $194,510
7Port of Long Beach $185,520
8Port of Virginia $178,683
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $163,981
10Port of New York $159,796

U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 9.78 percent through August to $132.82 million

U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 9.78 percent from $147.22 million to $132.82 million through the first eight 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 588 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 568 for the last full year with a total value of $221.96 million, a $19.69 million, 8.15 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Raymond Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Finland, No. 3 Panama, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Finland $98,117,893
2Canada $32,932,354
3Belgium $460,862
4Germany $436,323
5Brazil $383,043
6South Korea $175,083
7Mexico $72,771
8Austria $68,600
9Malaysia $46,708
10Spain $36,677

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $71,137,814
2Atlanta/Savannah $311,720
3Buffalo $205,581
4Houston $134,812
5Los Angeles $104,633
6Great Falls, Mont. $92,319
7Cleveland $63,422
8San Francisco $40,378
9New York City $40,159
10New Orleans $34,300

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 51.91 percent compared to last year to $98.25 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 65.65 percent compared to last year to $27.56 million.
  • Raymond Border Crossing, Mont. totaled $3.95 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. totaled $787,570. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Houston rose 515.96 percent compared to last year to $720,145.

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 Finland increased $33.57 million, 52.01 percent, (73.87 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $48.27 million, 59.44 percent, (24.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $368,522, 399.09 percent, (0.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $240,231, 122.51 percent, (0.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil increased $316,748, 477.79 percent, (0.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.63 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $132.33 million of the $132.82 million total.

All totaled, 98.83 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $131.27 million of the $132.82 million total