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

Exports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 510 export by value totaled $20.12 million for the month of March, $68.16 million through March of 2019, and $229.3 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
1Malaysia$22.71 M
2Germany$17.38 M
3The Netherlands$8.36 M
4Belgium$7.94 M
5Peru$7.78 M
6Japan$3.23 M
7South Korea$450,000
8Canada$168,713
9Barbados$70,240
10Mexico$24,982
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $68.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $34,668,654
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $30,486,485
3Port of Virginia $2,687,151
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $168,713
5Port of Chester, Penn. $70,240
6Port of New Orleans $19,282
7Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $18,421
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $13,464
9Port Everglades, Fla. $11,519
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $7,310

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 1.63 percent through March to $68.16 million

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 1.63 percent from $69.28 million to $68.16 million through the first three 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 510 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 502 for the last full year with a total value of $229.3 million, a $53.54 million, 30.47 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $22,707,084
2Germany $17,376,933
3The Netherlands $8,359,158
4Belgium $7,944,900
5Peru $7,779,401
6Japan $3,228,514
7South Korea $450,000
8Canada $168,713
9Barbados $70,240
10Mexico $24,982

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $48,113,072
2San Francisco $16,359,720
3Norfolk $7,378,294
4Portland/Columbia-Snake River $866,078
5Laredo $217,369
6Los Angeles $161,418
7Miami $42,985
8Chicago $25,000
9Anchorage $20,000
10Phoenix/Nogales $12,733

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 4198.13 percent compared to last year to $34.67 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 10475 percent compared to last year to $30.49 million.
  • Port of Virginia totaled $2.69 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. totaled $168,713. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. totaled $70,240. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 Malaysia increased $22.71 million, 0 percent, (33.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany increased $17.38 million, 0 percent, (25.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $8.36 million, 0 percent, (12.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $7.94 million, 0 percent, (11.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Peru increased $7.78 million, 0 percent, (11.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.15 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $64.17 million of the $68.16 million total.

All totaled, 99.89 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $68.08 million of the $68.16 million total