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

Exports: Sands, except metal-bearing

Sands, except metal-bearing, the No. 366 export by value totaled $28.1 million for the month of December, $534.14 million through December 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$301.95 M
2China$67.01 M
3Japan$48.25 M
4Mexico$31.85 M
5Germany$28.56 M
6Argentina$16.08 M
7The Netherlands$8.67 M
8Peru$4.84 M
9Turkey$2.54 M
10India$2.48 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $534.14 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $241,599,543
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $72,436,109
3Port of Charleston $49,267,192
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $22,253,345
5Port of New Orleans $20,481,759
6Port Laredo $17,089,074
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $10,160,530
8Port of Los Angeles $10,060,434
9Port of Philadelphia $7,878,360
10Port of New York $7,877,990

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 19.89 percent through December to $534.14 million

U.S. exports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 19.89 percent from $445.53 million to $534.14 million in 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 366 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 399 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 December 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 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $301,952,274
2China $67,014,416
3Japan $48,246,106
4Mexico $31,850,064
5Germany $28,564,532
6Argentina $16,079,779
7The Netherlands $8,667,745
8Peru $4,835,637
9Turkey $2,541,912
10India $2,478,351

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DULUTH, MN $103,527,284
2SAVANNAH, GA $26,571,850
3CHARLESTON, SC $20,115,120
4PHILADELPHIA, PA $19,448,748
5PEMBINA, ND $19,447,990
6LAREDO, TX $11,688,444
7LOS ANGELES, CA $11,355,666
8LOW VALUE $5,709,072
9DETROIT, MI $5,404,060
10NEW ORLEANS, LA $4,791,402

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 52.52 percent compared to last year to $241.6 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 7.65 percent compared to last year to $72.44 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 35.45 percent compared to last year to $49.27 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 12.84 percent compared to last year to $22.25 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 203.75 percent compared to last year to $20.48 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 Canada increased $61.62 million, 25.64 percent, (56.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $5.06 million, 8.16 percent, (12.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $3.95 million, 8.93 percent, (9.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $7.52 million, 30.93 percent, (5.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $5.14 million, 21.95 percent, (5.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.42 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $477.63 million of the $534.14 million total.

All totaled, 76.02 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $406.04 million of the $534.14 million total