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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Sands, except metal-bearing

Sands, except metal-bearing, the No. 357 export by value totaled $40.59 million for the month of October, $467.93 million through October of 2018, and $445.53 million for all of 2017, 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$266.34 M
2China$59.83 M
3Japan$40.99 M
4Mexico$27.6 M
5Germany$22.91 M
6Argentina$14.93 M
7The Netherlands$8.41 M
8Peru$4.8 M
9India$2.25 M
10Brazil$1.9 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $467.93 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $215,555,335
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $60,895,731
3Port of Charleston $40,634,632
4Port of New Orleans $19,058,131
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $18,844,271
6Port Laredo $14,833,806
7Port of Los Angeles $9,690,766
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $8,133,659
9Port of Philadelphia $7,858,735
10Port of New York $6,689,372

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 25.03 percent through October to $467.93 million

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 25.03 percent from $374.26 million to $467.93 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 357 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 397 for the last full year with a total value of $445.53 million, a $142.13 million, 46.85 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $266,342,629
2China $59,825,477
3Japan $40,987,280
4Mexico $27,603,237
5Germany $22,912,034
6Argentina $14,927,920
7The Netherlands $8,408,477
8Peru $4,796,937
9India $2,250,017
10Brazil $1,904,165

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Duluth, Minn. $41,514,906
2Philadelphia $9,683,445
3Atlanta/Savannah $8,756,314
4Pembina, N.D. $8,163,524
5Charleston $5,922,704
6Los Angeles $5,458,107
7Laredo $4,243,660
8New Orleans $1,984,324
9Low Value Shipments $1,943,111
10Detroit $1,661,900

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 61.51 percent compared to last year to $215.56 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 7.79 percent compared to last year to $60.9 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 33.37 percent compared to last year to $40.63 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 211.07 percent compared to last year to $19.06 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 6.12 percent compared to last year to $18.84 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 $60.87 million, 29.63 percent, (56.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $7.51 million, 14.37 percent, (12.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $4.83 million, 13.35 percent, (8.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $7.67 million, 38.45 percent, (5.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $3.86 million, 20.28 percent, (4.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.26 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $417.67 million of the $467.93 million total.

All totaled, 75.86 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $354.99 million of the $467.93 million total