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

Exports: Refractory ceramic materials

Refractory ceramic materials, the No. 448 export by value totaled $25.22 million for the month of March, $78.77 million through March of 2020, and $291.94 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
1Mexico$20.08 M
2Canada$11.34 M
3China$8.31 M
4Japan$5.26 M
5Vietnam$4 M
6Germany$2.95 M
7United Kingdom$2.84 M
8Italy$2.33 M
9France$2.2 M
10Chile$1.79 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $78.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $9,443,272
2Port Laredo $8,487,351
3Del Rio International Bridge Border Crossing, Texas $7,435,123
4Port of New York $5,889,170
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,481,150
6Port of Long Beach $4,965,485
7Port of Charleston $2,740,994
8Port of Los Angeles $2,726,563
9Port of New Orleans $2,537,161
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,048,270

U.S. exports of Refractory ceramic materials increased 6.94 percent through March to $78.77 million

U.S. exports of Refractory ceramic materials increased 6.94 percent from $73.66 million to $78.77 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 448 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 489 for the last full year with a total value of $291.94 million, a $15.38 million, 5.56 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Del Rio International Bridge Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Del Rio International Bridge Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $20,082,436
2Canada $11,340,613
3China $8,306,854
4Japan $5,260,504
5Vietnam $3,996,395
6Germany $2,946,988
7United Kingdom $2,844,630
8Italy $2,332,159
9France $2,203,816
10Chile $1,790,032

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $10,928,402
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $9,225,288
3LOS ANGELES, CA $5,791,596
4CHICAGO, IL $4,335,160
5DETROIT, MI $2,423,278
6HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $2,102,846
7NEW ORLEANS, LA $1,581,718
8CHARLESTON, SC $1,556,608
9CLEVELAND, OH $1,304,360
10BUFFALO, NY $1,084,348

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 26.57 percent compared to last year to $9.44 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 10.14 percent compared to last year to $8.49 million.
  • Del Rio International Bridge Border Crossing, Texas rose 10.83 percent compared to last year to $7.44 million.
  • Port of New York rose 15.36 percent compared to last year to $5.89 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 45.12 percent compared to last year to $5.48 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 Mexico increased $1.04 million, 5.45 percent, (25.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $834,753, 7.95 percent, (14.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $114,410, 1.36 percent, (10.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $2.72 million, 107.15 percent, (6.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Vietnam increased $3.83 million, 2315.86 percent, (5.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.19 percent of all these Refractory ceramic materials exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $48.99 million of the $78.77 million total.

All totaled, 46.64 percent of all these Refractory ceramic materials exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $36.74 million of the $78.77 million total