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

Exports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 739 export by value totaled $8.37 million for the month of December, $101.52 million through December of 2018, and $62.48 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
1China$62.46 M
2France$9.03 M
3Canada$6.18 M
4India$4.96 M
5Mexico$3.63 M
6Japan$3.48 M
7Germany$2.71 M
8United Kingdom$1.77 M
9Thailand$1.74 M
10Chile$1.67 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $101.52 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $64,818,419
2Port of Virginia $10,597,188
3Port of New York $4,056,679
4Port of Charleston $3,363,062
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,328,520
6Brownsville International Bridges $2,036,607
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,774,394
8Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $1,529,186
9Port of New Orleans $1,519,025
10Port Everglades, Fla. $1,430,109

U.S. exports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium increased 62.48 percent through December to $101.52 million

U.S. exports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium increased 62.48 percent from $62.48 million to $101.52 million in 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 739 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 824 for the last full year with a total value of $62.48 million, a $22.89 million, 57.81 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Jacksonville, Fla., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $62,455,886
2France $9,026,284
3Canada $6,179,863
4India $4,963,155
5Mexico $3,628,723
6Japan $3,475,664
7Germany $2,709,844
8United Kingdom $1,770,518
9Thailand $1,735,742
10Chile $1,674,380

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1TAMPA, FL $27,609,968
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $2,936,970
3LAREDO, TX $2,426,166
4BUFFALO, NY $1,584,152
5SAVANNAH, GA $1,154,666
6PHILADELPHIA, PA $1,119,114
7NORFOLK, VA $1,033,040
8DETROIT, MI $977,028
9LOS ANGELES, CA $971,660
10CHARLESTON, SC $950,908

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 120.58 percent compared to last year to $64.82 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 137.1 percent compared to last year to $10.6 million.
  • Port of New York rose 34.57 percent compared to last year to $4.06 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 33.47 percent compared to last year to $3.36 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 27.97 percent compared to last year to $3.33 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 increased $30.01 million, 92.47 percent, (61.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 France increased $7.27 million, 413.96 percent, (8.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $1.77 million, 40.15 percent, (6.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India increased $4.23 million, 574.01 percent, (4.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $3.53 million, 49.31 percent, (3.57 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.96 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $86.25 million of the $101.52 million total.

All totaled, 84.87 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $86.16 million of the $101.52 million total