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

Exports: Phosphates, etc.

Phosphates, etc., the No. 543 export by value totaled $11.49 million for the month of December, $246.74 million through December of 2018, and $253.38 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
1Canada$41.33 M
2Mexico$27.73 M
3Thailand$16.78 M
4Singapore$15.58 M
5Germany$14.89 M
6India$13.74 M
7Malaysia$8.31 M
8France$8 M
9Australia$7.58 M
10United Kingdom$7.53 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $246.74 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Tampa, Fla. $31,509,181
2Port of Virginia $24,441,957
3Port Laredo $22,313,151
4Port of New Orleans $19,597,965
5Port of New York $18,879,596
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,949,518
7Port of Long Beach $13,408,777
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $10,983,097
9Port of Los Angeles $10,382,671
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $9,183,596

U.S. exports of Phosphates, etc. decreased 2.62 percent through December to $246.74 million

U.S. exports of Phosphates, etc. decreased 2.62 percent from $253.38 million to $246.74 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 543 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 520 for the last full year with a total value of $253.38 million, a $53.97 million, 17.56 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tampa, Fla., No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tampa, Fla., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $41,334,927
2Mexico $27,728,357
3Thailand $16,779,809
4Singapore $15,582,668
5Germany $14,888,935
6India $13,738,374
7Malaysia $8,308,702
8France $8,004,769
9Australia $7,582,911
10United Kingdom $7,530,246

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1TAMPA, FL $19,225,986
2LOS ANGELES, CA $12,155,030
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $11,699,892
4LAREDO, TX $10,409,742
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $9,731,866
6DETROIT, MI $7,976,726
7SAVANNAH, GA $7,297,472
8NORFOLK, VA $6,974,322
9SAN FRANCISCO, CA $4,718,042
10BUFFALO, NY $3,470,114

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tampa, Fla. fell 28.53 percent compared to last year to $31.51 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 80.27 percent compared to last year to $24.44 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 19.62 percent compared to last year to $22.31 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 6.09 percent compared to last year to $19.6 million.
  • Port of New York rose 16.34 percent compared to last year to $18.88 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 decreased $986,385, 2.33 percent, (16.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $6.51 million, 19.02 percent, (11.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Thailand decreased $912,839, 5.16 percent, (6.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Singapore increased $9.03 million, 137.98 percent, (6.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $272,819, 1.87 percent, (6.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 47.14 percent of all these Phosphates, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $116.31 million of the $246.74 million total.

All totaled, 47.31 percent of all these Phosphates, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $116.74 million of the $246.74 million total