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

Exports: Refractory bricks

Refractory bricks, the No. 559 export by value totaled $15.48 million for the month of August, $149.3 million through August of 2019, and $230.59 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$31.91 M
2Mexico$28.35 M
3Japan$22.53 M
4South Korea$8.64 M
5China$7.12 M
6Taiwan$6.71 M
7Czech Republic$5.13 M
8Brazil$4.21 M
9France$3.48 M
10Germany$2.89 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $149.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $21,045,824
2Port Laredo $20,981,647
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $16,578,358
4Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $8,771,356
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $6,772,735
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,636,723
7Louisville, International Airport, Ky. $5,736,416
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $4,422,467
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,049,191
10Port of Newark $3,791,681

U.S. exports of Refractory bricks increased 8.63 percent through August to $149.3 million

U.S. exports of Refractory bricks increased 8.63 percent from $137.44 million to $149.3 million through the first eight 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 559 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 579 for the last full year with a total value of $230.59 million, a $13.33 million, 6.14 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners 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 Laredo, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $31,909,674
2Mexico $28,346,891
3Japan $22,525,758
4South Korea $8,641,074
5China $7,124,522
6Taiwan $6,713,859
7Czech Republic $5,129,274
8Brazil $4,205,857
9France $3,475,648
10Germany $2,890,821

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $23,842,460
2Laredo $13,391,102
3Baltimore $8,797,152
4Norfolk $4,381,519
5Detroit $4,309,324
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,187,838
7Buffalo $3,678,403
8Los Angeles $3,427,286
9Atlanta/Savannah $2,353,470
10Pembina, N.D. $2,276,601

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York rose 21.5 percent compared to last year to $21.05 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 48.72 percent compared to last year to $20.98 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 12.33 percent compared to last year to $16.58 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 8254.47 percent compared to last year to $8.77 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 53.4 percent compared to last year to $6.77 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 decreased $1.99 million, 5.87 percent, (21.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $7.62 million, 36.74 percent, (18.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $4.05 million, 21.95 percent, (15.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $2.19 million, 33.89 percent, (5.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $3.97 million, 126.01 percent, (4.77 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.01 percent of all these Refractory bricks exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $98.55 million of the $149.3 million total.

All totaled, 49.66 percent of all these Refractory bricks exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $74.15 million of the $149.3 million total