Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 820 export by value totaled $3.02 million for the month of December, $61.73 million in 2019, and $101.52 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

RankCountry2019
1China$32.73 M
2Canada$5.41 M
3India$4.06 M
4Japan$3.66 M
5Mexico$3.22 M
6France$2.76 M
7Chile$2.2 M
8Belgium$2.12 M
9Vietnam$1.49 M
10United Kingdom$1.23 M
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U.S. exports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 39.19 percent through December 2019 to $61.73 million

U.S. exports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 39.19 percent from $101.52 million to $61.73 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 820 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 739 for the last full year with a total value of $101.52 million, a $39.04 million, 62.48 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 India, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Jacksonville, Fla., No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 India and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Jacksonville, Fla., No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $32,732,391
2Canada $5,405,862
3India $4,058,157
4Japan $3,660,250
5Mexico $3,216,480
6France $2,757,920
7Chile $2,203,400
8Belgium $2,118,936
9Vietnam $1,485,418
10United Kingdom $1,229,344

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Jacksonville/Tampa $18,789,517
2New York City $1,820,177
3Laredo $1,396,276
4Buffalo $860,301
5Detroit $657,316
6Atlanta/Savannah $648,373
7Norfolk $600,820
8Philadelphia $564,375
9Los Angeles $545,188
10Charleston $482,454

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 49.07 percent compared to last year to $33.01 million.
  • Port of New York rose 6.35 percent compared to last year to $4.31 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 64.95 percent compared to last year to $3.71 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 176.92 percent compared to last year to $2.88 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 14.44 percent compared to last year to $2.85 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 China decreased $29.72 million, 47.59 percent, (53.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $774,001, 12.52 percent, (8.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India decreased $904,998, 18.23 percent, (6.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $184,586, 5.31 percent, (5.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $412,243, 11.36 percent, (5.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.49 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $49.07 million of the $61.73 million total.

All totaled, 75.76 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $46.77 million of the $61.73 million total