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

Exports: Sands, except metal-bearing

Sands, except metal-bearing, the No. 355 export by value totaled $48.99 million for the month of March, $132.91 million through March of 2019, and $534.14 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$70.41 M
2China$19.17 M
3Japan$10.9 M
4Mexico$9.02 M
5Germany$8.06 M
6Argentina$6 M
7United Kingdom$1.02 M
8Brazil$940,386
9The Netherlands$917,423
10Colombia$690,430
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $132.91 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $55,728,606
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $27,539,247
3Port of Charleston $10,096,671
4Port of New Orleans $6,008,392
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $5,639,163
6Port Laredo $5,144,849
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $3,953,664
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $2,586,986
9Port of Virginia $2,169,064
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,607,317

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing decreased 10.09 percent through March to $132.91 million

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing decreased 10.09 percent from $147.83 million to $132.91 million through the first three 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 355 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 339 for the last full year with a total value of $534.14 million, a $88.61 million, 19.89 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March 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 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $70,411,267
2China $19,170,497
3Japan $10,903,749
4Mexico $9,023,442
5Germany $8,061,656
6Argentina $6,004,176
7United Kingdom $1,024,260
8Brazil $940,386
9The Netherlands $917,423
10Colombia $690,430

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Duluth, Minn. $67,564,701
2Atlanta/Savannah $20,304,473
3Charleston $14,555,264
4Pembina, N.D. $11,718,209
5Philadelphia $9,766,689
6Laredo $7,826,083
7Los Angeles $6,028,883
8Detroit $3,974,226
9Low Value Shipments $3,969,982
10New Orleans $3,407,952

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:

  • International Falls, Minn. fell 13.42 percent compared to last year to $55.73 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 84.5 percent compared to last year to $27.54 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 2.77 percent compared to last year to $10.1 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 0.36 percent compared to last year to $6.01 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 29.67 percent compared to last year to $5.64 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 $12.3 million, 14.87 percent, (52.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $5.12 million, 21.08 percent, (14.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $284,693, 2.54 percent, (8.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $2.12 million, 30.63 percent, (6.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $1.56 million, 24.08 percent, (6.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.46 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $117.57 million of the $132.91 million total.

All totaled, 79.01 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $105.01 million of the $132.91 million total