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

Exports: Sulfur, not sublimed

Sulfur, not sublimed, the No. 499 export by value totaled $29.73 million for the month of December, $303.41 million through December of 2018, and $251.43 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
1Mexico$96.29 M
2Brazil$93.03 M
3Morocco$40.22 M
4China$31.46 M
5New Caledonia$11.69 M
6Canada$8.78 M
7Namibia$7.88 M
8Argentina$4.71 M
9Senegal$4.46 M
10Dominican Republic$1.68 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $303.41 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Beaumont, Texas $103,633,168
2Port of Long Beach $80,122,273
3Port of Stockton, Calif. $34,510,669
4Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $16,581,115
5Port of Houston $12,595,408
6Brownsville International Bridges $10,726,286
7Port of Anacortes, Wash. $6,651,664
8Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $6,037,598
9Port of Galveston, Texas $5,187,250
10Port of New Orleans $4,300,099

U.S. exports of Sulfur, not sublimed increased 20.67 percent through December to $303.41 million

U.S. exports of Sulfur, not sublimed increased 20.67 percent from $251.43 million to $303.41 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 499 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 522 for the last full year with a total value of $251.43 million, a $40.03 million, 18.93 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Morocco, No. 4 China and No. 5 New Caledonia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Stockton, Calif., No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Morocco and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Beaumont, Texas, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Stockton, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Galveston, Texas.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $96,291,038
2Brazil $93,032,242
3Morocco $40,222,461
4China $31,461,415
5New Caledonia $11,694,790
6Canada $8,777,031
7Namibia $7,875,940
8Argentina $4,708,550
9Senegal $4,456,448
10Dominican Republic $1,679,666

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1PORT ARTHUR, TX $66,102,184
2LOS ANGELES, CA $30,337,376
3HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $23,577,880
4SAN FRANCISCO, CA $8,096,220
5NEW ORLEANS, LA $6,270,000
6LAREDO, TX $6,146,808
7DETROIT, MI $2,279,786
8SEATTLE, WA $1,132,084
9OGDENSBURG, NY $1,097,996
10BUFFALO, NY $653,836

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 34.26 percent compared to last year to $103.63 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 55.11 percent compared to last year to $80.12 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. rose 52.36 percent compared to last year to $34.51 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 111.14 percent compared to last year to $16.58 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 77.15 percent compared to last year to $12.6 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 Mexico increased $51.27 million, 113.88 percent, (31.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Brazil increased $18.9 million, 25.5 percent, (30.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Morocco increased $8.13 million, 25.33 percent, (13.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $18.6 million, 37.15 percent, (10.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 New Caledonia increased $2.97 million, 33.98 percent, (3.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.88 percent of all these Sulfur, not sublimed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $272.7 million of the $303.41 million total.

All totaled, 81.55 percent of all these Sulfur, not sublimed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $247.44 million of the $303.41 million total