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

Exports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 568 export by value totaled $12.22 million for the month of October, $185.12 million through October of 2018, and $175.75 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$127.5 M
2The Netherlands$29.89 M
3Germany$17.5 M
4Bulgaria$3.2 M
5Canada$2.28 M
6Japan$2.22 M
7South Korea$946,902
8Hong Kong$533,925
9South Africa$425,166
10Mexico$423,489
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $185.12 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Vancouver, Wash. $60,466,266
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $59,282,743
3Port of Seattle, Wash. $47,077,458
4Port of Virginia $14,029,095
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,860,812
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $709,021
7Port of Los Angeles $578,680
8Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $405,147
9Port Laredo $349,666
10Port of Long Beach $57,456

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates increased 24.69 percent through October to $185.12 million

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates increased 24.69 percent from $148.47 million to $185.12 million through the first 10 months of 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 568 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 608 for the last full year with a total value of $175.75 million, a $15.72 million, 8.21 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $127,496,593
2The Netherlands $29,894,824
3Germany $17,498,620
4Bulgaria $3,195,934
5Canada $2,276,531
6Japan $2,223,040
7South Korea $946,902
8Hong Kong $533,925
9South Africa $425,166
10Mexico $423,489

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $27,782,795
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $866,078
3San Francisco $288,300
4Miami $42,985
5Laredo $29,502
6Anchorage $20,000
7Phoenix/Nogales $12,733
8Philadelphia $7,749
9Houston $6,161
10Atlanta/Savannah $5,341

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 957.65 percent compared to last year to $60.47 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 43.52 percent compared to last year to $59.28 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 624.57 percent compared to last year to $47.08 million.
  • Port of Virginia totaled $14.03 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 25.81 percent compared to last year to $1.86 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 $3.25 million, 2.61 percent, (68.87 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 The Netherlands increased $29.89 million, 0 percent, (16.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $16.71 million, 2126.06 percent, (9.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bulgaria increased $3.2 million, 0 percent, (1.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $245,952, 12.11 percent, (1.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.43 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $180.36 million of the $185.12 million total.

All totaled, 98.7 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $182.72 million of the $185.12 million total