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

Exports: Nickel ores and concentrates

Nickel ores and concentrates, the No. 556 export by value totaled $21.03 million for the month of October, $194.78 million through October of 2018, and $241.65 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
1Finland$100.5 M
2Canada$92.5 M
3Germany$324,998
4South Korea$270,581
5Panama$264,315
6Spain$217,792
7Colombia$145,066
8The Netherlands$100,749
9Belgium$92,340
10Brazil$85,895
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $194.78 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $100,636,602
2Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $91,477,468
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $559,111
4Port of New York $359,926
5Port Miami $264,315
6Port of Houston $190,970
7Port of Virginia $189,471
8Port of Long Beach $170,345
9Port of Eastport, Idaho $167,007
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $164,730

U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 5.78 percent through October to $194.78 million

U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 5.78 percent from $206.72 million to $194.78 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 556 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 524 for the last full year with a total value of $241.65 million, a $39.88 million, 19.76 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Panama. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Finland, No. 3 China, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Finland $100,501,553
2Canada $92,499,673
3Germany $324,998
4South Korea $270,581
5Panama $264,315
6Spain $217,792
7Colombia $145,066
8The Netherlands $100,749
9Belgium $92,340
10Brazil $85,895

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $44,898,399
2San Francisco $40,378
3New York City $40,159
4New Orleans $34,300
5Great Falls, Mont. $29,520
6Miami $19,536
7Los Angeles $6,210
8Houston $3,600
9Philadelphia $3,322

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 18.29 percent compared to last year to $100.64 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 22.69 percent compared to last year to $91.48 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 38.73 percent compared to last year to $559,111.
  • Port of New York fell 1.95 percent compared to last year to $359,926.
  • Port Miami totaled $264,315. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 $51.22 million, 103.94 percent, (51.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $27.39 million, 22.85 percent, (47.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $254,177, 358.9 percent, (0.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $4,489, 1.63 percent, (0.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Panama increased $264,315, 0 percent, (0.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.53 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $193.86 million of the $194.78 million total.

All totaled, 99.24 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $193.3 million of the $194.78 million total