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

Exports: Railway tracks

Railway tracks, the No. 479 export by value totaled $25.48 million for the month of May, $105.75 million through May of 2020, and $276.04 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
1Canada$78.15 M
2Mexico$22.4 M
3India$1.11 M
4Australia$912,970
5Chile$869,908
6China$546,722
7United Arab Emirates$206,236
8Venezuela$202,760
9Peru$168,314
10Brazil$112,632
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U.S. exports of Railway tracks decreased 14.13 percent through May to $105.75 million

U.S. exports of Railway tracks decreased 14.13 percent from $123.15 million to $105.75 million through the first five 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 479 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 495 for the last full year with a total value of $276.04 million, a $21.07 million, 7.09 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Eagle Pass.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Eagle Pass.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 26.12 percent compared to last year to $22.64 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 1057 percent compared to last year to $14.93 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.21 percent compared to last year to $14.27 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. fell 59.44 percent compared to last year to $12.01 million.
  • Eagle Pass fell 25.24 percent compared to last year to $9.75 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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $30.87 million, 15.25 percent, (162.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $6.96 million, 9.08 percent, (79.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Brazil increased $3.63 million, 293.15 percent, (4.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Australia decreased $1.87 million, 36.44 percent, (3.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Chile decreased $387,437, 13.26 percent, (2.4 percent market share).

All totaled, 96.3 percent of all these Railway tracks exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $265.82 million of the $276.04 million total.

All totaled, 69.59 percent of all these Railway tracks exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $73.59 million of the $105.75 million total