Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through June 2020.

Exports: Nickel ores and concentrates

Nickel ores and concentrates, the No. 577 export by value totaled $11.9 million for the month of June, $88.3 million through June of 2020, and $177.71 million for all of 2019, 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
1Canada$86.87 M
2Mexico$643,625
3Brazil$268,334
4Germany$225,665
5Belgium$97,058
6Austria$67,500
7Switzerland$30,291
8India$26,673
9Curacao$15,479
10China$12,309
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U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 14.46 percent through June to $88.3 million

U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 14.46 percent from $103.23 million to $88.3 million through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 577 through June among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 580 for the last full year with a total value of $177.71 million, a $44.25 million, 19.94 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Raymond Border Crossing, Mont., No. 3 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. rose 129.37 percent compared to last year to $46.22 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 197405 percent compared to last year to $25.37 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 83.71 percent compared to last year to $12.81 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 2425.06 percent compared to last year to $2.2 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 2052.92 percent compared to last year to $738,451.

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 from No. 1 Canada increased $63.35 million, 269.3 percent, (98.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $570,854, 784.45 percent, (0.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Brazil increased $6,085, 2.32 percent, (0.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Germany decreased $16,377, 6.77 percent, (0.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Belgium decreased $180,086, 64.98 percent, (0.11 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.78 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $88.1 million of the $88.3 million total.

All totaled, 98.91 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $87.34 million of the $88.3 million total