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

Exports: Nickel ores and concentrates

Nickel ores and concentrates, the No. 555 export by value totaled $16.12 million for the month of February, $36.33 million through February 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$28.33 M
2Canada$7.3 M
3Brazil$228,363
4Belgium$121,566
5Germany$116,701
6Mexico$72,771
7Malaysia$46,708
8Austria$34,300
9South Korea$31,546
10Taiwan$25,000
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U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 19.41 percent through February to $36.33 million

U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 19.41 percent from $45.08 million to $36.33 million through the first two 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 555 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 494 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Raymond Border Crossing, Mont..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Finland, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Austria and No. 5 Philippines. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Finland $28,330,689
2Canada $7,304,801
3Brazil $228,363
4Belgium $121,566
5Germany $116,701
6Mexico $72,771
7Malaysia $46,708
8Austria $34,300
9South Korea $31,546
10Taiwan $25,000

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 38.44 percent compared to last year to $28.46 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 74.86 percent compared to last year to $6.09 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. totaled $787,570. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Houston rose 9697.47 percent compared to last year to $352,709.
  • Raymond Border Crossing, Mont. totaled $261,995. 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 $7.91 million, 38.72 percent, (77.99 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $17.2 million, 70.19 percent, (20.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Brazil increased $228,363, 0 percent, (0.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $117,966, 3276.83 percent, (0.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $106,539, 1048.41 percent, (0.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.38 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $36.1 million of the $36.33 million total.

All totaled, 98.97 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $35.95 million of the $36.33 million total