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

Exports: Prepared explosives

Prepared explosives, the No. 496 export by value totaled $27.12 million for the month of February, $46.43 million through February of 2019, and $268.2 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$18.02 M
2Australia$3.07 M
3Mexico$2.76 M
4United Arab Emirates$2.62 M
5Colombia$2.45 M
6Taiwan$1.49 M
7Italy$1.24 M
8India$1.18 M
9Oman$1.15 M
10Thailand$1.11 M
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U.S. exports of Prepared explosives increased 14.00 percent through February to $46.43 million

U.S. exports of Prepared explosives increased 14.00 percent from $40.73 million to $46.43 million through the first two 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 496 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 517 for the last full year with a total value of $268.2 million, a $5.48 million, 2.09 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Norway. The leading gateways were No. 1 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $18,022,066
2Australia $3,072,440
3Mexico $2,763,435
4United Arab Emirates $2,621,410
5Colombia $2,450,162
6Taiwan $1,491,238
7Italy $1,237,016
8India $1,182,043
9Oman $1,154,866
10Thailand $1,114,453

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $17,826,309
2Laredo $11,360,762
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $10,571,901
4Wilmington $7,684,968
5Great Falls, Mont. $6,676,090
6Pembina, N.D. $5,324,798
7Miami $5,096,152
8New Orleans $4,574,411
9Detroit $3,789,822
10Portland, Maine $3,484,735

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 41.62 percent compared to last year to $9.47 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 358.24 percent compared to last year to $8.33 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 58.06 percent compared to last year to $3.98 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 6.23 percent compared to last year to $3.6 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. fell 24.86 percent compared to last year to $3 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 $6.28 million, 53.48 percent, (38.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Australia increased $311,846, 11.3 percent, (6.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $5.53 million, 66.68 percent, (5.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Arab Emirates increased $643,183, 32.51 percent, (5.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Colombia increased $1.81 million, 284.33 percent, (5.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.3 percent of all these Prepared explosives exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $28.93 million of the $46.43 million total.

All totaled, 61.11 percent of all these Prepared explosives exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $28.38 million of the $46.43 million total