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

Exports: Sands, except metal-bearing

Sands, except metal-bearing, the No. 371 export by value totaled $37.26 million for the month of February, $76.76 million through February of 2020, and $461.29 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
1Canada$46.61 M
2China$11.76 M
3Japan$5.5 M
4Mexico$3.86 M
5Germany$2.91 M
6Argentina$758,107
7The Netherlands$751,481
8India$590,320
9Brazil$421,739
10United Kingdom$385,451
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $76.76 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $35,131,712
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $15,959,403
3Port of Charleston $4,373,307
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $4,251,762
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $3,802,139
6Port Laredo $2,062,028
7Port of New York $1,124,180
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,093,926
9Eagle Pass $905,974
10Port of Virginia $836,019

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing decreased 8.53 percent through February to $76.76 million

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing decreased 8.53 percent from $83.92 million to $76.76 million through the first two 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 371 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 351 for the last full year with a total value of $461.29 million, a $72.86 million, 13.64 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports 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 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 Laredo.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $46,613,397
2China $11,755,133
3Japan $5,496,092
4Mexico $3,863,303
5Germany $2,905,379
6Argentina $758,107
7The Netherlands $751,481
8India $590,320
9Brazil $421,739
10United Kingdom $385,451

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DULUTH, MN $37,988,646
2SAVANNAH, GA $17,825,640
3CHARLESTON, SC $5,835,056
4PEMBINA, ND $4,121,316
5DETROIT, MI $2,734,858
6LAREDO, TX $1,716,052
7LOW VALUE $1,577,108
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $1,359,170
9NEW ORLEANS, LA $1,085,884
10NORFOLK, VA $865,286

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 5.23 percent compared to last year to $35.13 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 21.5 percent compared to last year to $15.96 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 29.72 percent compared to last year to $4.37 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 81.42 percent compared to last year to $4.25 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 8.21 percent compared to last year to $3.8 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 $3.74 million, 8.73 percent, (60.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $2.51 million, 17.61 percent, (15.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $1.32 million, 19.35 percent, (7.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $1.44 million, 27.09 percent, (5.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $2.53 million, 46.52 percent, (3.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.02 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $70.63 million of the $76.76 million total.

All totaled, 82.75 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $63.52 million of the $76.76 million total