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

Exports: Refractory bricks

Refractory bricks, the No. 592 export by value totaled $10.48 million for the month of May, $69.7 million through May of 2020, and $214.7 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$17.29 M
2Japan$9.3 M
3China$7.63 M
4Mexico$7 M
5United Kingdom$2.67 M
6Taiwan$2.54 M
7Brazil$2.44 M
8Germany$2.14 M
9South Korea$1.99 M
10Turkey$1.62 M
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U.S. exports of Refractory bricks decreased 25.31 percent through May to $69.7 million

U.S. exports of Refractory bricks decreased 25.31 percent from $93.32 million to $69.7 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 592 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 559 for the last full year with a total value of $214.7 million, a $15.89 million, 6.89 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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:

  • Port of New York rose 14.31 percent compared to last year to $12.66 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 22.2 percent compared to last year to $8 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 338.43 percent compared to last year to $6.63 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 70.91 percent compared to last year to $4.94 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 69.46 percent compared to last year to $4.7 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 $6.01 million, 12.19 percent, (62.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico increased $582,264, 1.51 percent, (56.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Japan increased $4.8 million, 14.55 percent, (54.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $732,132, 6.83 percent, (14.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 China increased $2.26 million, 36.09 percent, (12.23 percent market share).

All totaled, 64.62 percent of all these Refractory bricks exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $138.75 million of the $214.7 million total.

All totaled, 53.01 percent of all these Refractory bricks exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $36.95 million of the $69.7 million total