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

Exports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 527 export by value totaled $18.77 million for the month of December, $264.95 million through December of 2018, and $210.1 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$103.37 M
2El Salvador$38.27 M
3South Korea$23.35 M
4Germany$21 M
5China$20.02 M
6Israel$10.9 M
7Japan$10.39 M
8Kazakhstan$9.52 M
9United Kingdom$7.48 M
10Czech Republic$5.39 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $264.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Brownsville International Bridges $103,213,638
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $49,305,764
3Boston’s Logan International Airport $29,285,041
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,241,683
5Port Miami $13,086,199
6Port of New York $7,739,718
7Port of Wilmington, N.C. $6,592,950
8Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $3,942,605
9Miami International Airport $3,455,900
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,184,672

U.S. exports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap increased 26.11 percent through December to $264.95 million

U.S. exports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap increased 26.11 percent from $210.1 million to $264.95 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 527 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 565 for the last full year with a total value of $210.1 million, a $27.9 million, 15.31 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 El Salvador, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 El Salvador, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Boston’s Logan International Airport and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $103,365,494
2El Salvador $38,273,205
3South Korea $23,349,161
4Germany $20,998,088
5China $20,023,213
6Israel $10,904,837
7Japan $10,390,081
8Kazakhstan $9,517,073
9United Kingdom $7,483,861
10Czech Republic $5,387,489

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $43,142,700
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $34,030,118
3BOSTON, MA $13,532,262
4MIAMI, FL $6,632,308
5WASHINGTON, DC $2,439,664
6NEW ORLEANS, LA $2,150,652
7LOS ANGELES, CA $1,932,216
8HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $1,588,210
9BUFFALO, NY $1,526,716
10DETROIT, MI $1,230,028

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 17.98 percent compared to last year to $103.21 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 19.64 percent compared to last year to $49.31 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport rose 34.27 percent compared to last year to $29.29 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 1530.77 percent compared to last year to $20.24 million.
  • Port Miami fell 58.01 percent compared to last year to $13.09 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 $15.76 million, 17.99 percent, (39.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 El Salvador increased $7.61 million, 24.83 percent, (14.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $255,336, 1.08 percent, (8.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $940,570, 4.69 percent, (7.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $7.66 million, 61.91 percent, (7.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.75 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $206.01 million of the $264.95 million total.

All totaled, 81.2 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $215.13 million of the $264.95 million total