Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through April 2020.

Exports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 552 export by value totaled $14.58 million for the month of April, $67.81 million through April of 2020, and $237.16 million for all of 2019, 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
1The Netherlands$33.57 M
2Taiwan$15.81 M
3Japan$10.71 M
4Norfolk Island$7.24 M
5South Korea$300,000
6Mexico$79,627
7India$73,051
8China$18,000
9Australia$6,576
10Germany$6,444
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U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 21.90 percent through March to $53.23 million

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 21.90 percent from $68.16 million to $53.23 million through the first three months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 552 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 510 for the last full year with a total value of $237.16 million, a $7.87 million, 3.43 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Norfolk Island, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

In the last previous full 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 Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $33,566,172
2Japan $7,723,359
3Norfolk Island $7,237,105
4Taiwan $4,247,412
5South Korea $300,000
6Mexico $64,579
7India $62,934
8China $18,000
9Switzerland $4,417
10Germany $2,769

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SEATTLE, WA $32,510,594
2DETROIT, MI $2,906,218
3LOS ANGELES, CA $17,780
4PHILADELPHIA, PA $6,300
5ANCHORAGE, AK $0
6EL PASO, TX $0
7TAMPA, FL $0
8LAREDO, TX $0
9CLEVELAND, OH $0
10LOW VALUE $0

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 53.09 percent compared to last year to $53.07 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 798.81 percent compared to last year to $65,703.
  • Port Laredo totaled $50,819. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport totaled $18,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Brownsville International Bridges totaled $9,466. 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 The Netherlands increased $25.21 million, 301.55 percent, (63.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Japan increased $4.49 million, 139.22 percent, (14.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Norfolk Island increased $7.24 million, 0 percent, (13.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Taiwan increased $4.25 million, 0 percent, (7.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $150,000, 33.33 percent, (0.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.71 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 $53.07 million of the $53.23 million total.

All totaled, 99.98 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 $53.22 million of the $53.23 million total