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

Exports: Nitrogenous fertilizers

Nitrogenous fertilizers, the No. 338 export by value totaled $66.01 million for the month of August, $405.55 million through August of 2019, and $718.86 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
1Canada$173.1 M
2Mexico$55.83 M
3Chile$45.24 M
4Argentina$24.18 M
5Brazil$21.02 M
6France$19.12 M
7Peru$12.1 M
8Colombia$10.02 M
9Dominican Republic$8.14 M
10Honduras$3.55 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $405.55 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $74,160,446
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $50,551,278
3Port of New Orleans $35,108,391
4Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va. $32,048,758
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $26,925,859
6Port of Virginia $19,492,559
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $19,267,183
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $16,226,674
9International Falls, Minn. $15,276,411
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $14,381,688

U.S. exports of Nitrogenous fertilizers decreased 15.94 percent through August to $405.55 million

U.S. exports of Nitrogenous fertilizers decreased 15.94 percent from $482.48 million to $405.55 million through the first eight 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 338 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 309 for the last full year with a total value of $718.86 million, a $17.62 million, 2.51 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va. and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 France, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va. and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $173,097,241
2Mexico $55,833,367
3Chile $45,241,627
4Argentina $24,183,374
5Brazil $21,021,273
6France $19,115,572
7Peru $12,101,911
8Colombia $10,023,957
9Dominican Republic $8,141,042
10Honduras $3,546,191

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $49,481,667
2Pembina, N.D. $38,588,090
3Norfolk $37,195,889
4Detroit $23,798,758
5Laredo $9,244,632
6Duluth, Minn. $8,804,332
7Phoenix/Nogales $8,694,182
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,020,674
9Houston $3,290,820
10Seattle $3,283,053

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 49.58 percent compared to last year to $74.16 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 41.59 percent compared to last year to $50.55 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 34.42 percent compared to last year to $35.11 million.
  • Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va. fell 8.67 percent compared to last year to $32.05 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 12.64 percent compared to last year to $26.93 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 Canada increased $32.62 million, 23.22 percent, (42.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $20.06 million, 26.43 percent, (13.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Chile decreased $5.81 million, 11.39 percent, (11.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Argentina increased $790,032, 3.38 percent, (5.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil decreased $10.32 million, 32.92 percent, (5.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.75 percent of all these Nitrogenous fertilizers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $319.38 million of the $405.55 million total.

All totaled, 53.95 percent of all these Nitrogenous fertilizers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $218.79 million of the $405.55 million total