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

Exports: Sands, except metal-bearing

Sands, except metal-bearing, the No. 373 export by value totaled $38.91 million for the month of July, $290.26 million through July 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$153.06 M
2China$40.44 M
3Japan$24.24 M
4Mexico$18.63 M
5Germany$17.39 M
6Argentina$10.71 M
7Peru$2.75 M
8The Netherlands$2.14 M
9India$2.09 M
10Suriname$2 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $290.26 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $120,766,487
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $57,584,752
3Port of Charleston $22,789,846
4Port of New Orleans $11,707,075
5Port Laredo $10,528,867
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $9,588,469
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $8,896,717
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $4,611,384
9Port of Virginia $3,950,836
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,878,326

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing decreased 13.60 percent through July to $290.26 million

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing decreased 13.60 percent from $335.94 million to $290.26 million through the first seven 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 373 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 353 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 July 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 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Mexico. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $153,058,722
2China $40,435,715
3Japan $24,239,480
4Mexico $18,633,444
5Germany $17,389,382
6Argentina $10,709,852
7Peru $2,754,827
8The Netherlands $2,138,735
9India $2,085,654
10Suriname $2,000,690

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. fell 22.15 percent compared to last year to $120.77 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 44.72 percent compared to last year to $57.58 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 17.18 percent compared to last year to $22.79 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 32.55 percent compared to last year to $11.71 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 0.11 percent compared to last year to $10.53 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 $37.98 million, 19.88 percent, (52.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $2.92 million, 6.73 percent, (13.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $3.99 million, 14.14 percent, (8.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $1.35 million, 7.79 percent, (6.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $225,823, 1.28 percent, (5.99 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.42 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $253.76 million of the $290.26 million total.

All totaled, 76.96 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $223.38 million of the $290.26 million total