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

Exports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 550 export by value totaled $20.15 million for the month of July, $134.37 million through July of 2019, and $264.95 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
1Mexico$49.64 M
2South Korea$19.03 M
3China$15.39 M
4El Salvador$15.36 M
5Germany$9.2 M
6Japan$9.18 M
7Israel$2.98 M
8Kazakhstan$2.78 M
9Czech Republic$2.3 M
10France$2.13 M
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U.S. exports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 7.47 percent through July to $134.37 million

U.S. exports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 7.47 percent from $145.22 million to $134.37 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 550 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 542 for the last full year with a total value of $264.95 million, a $54.85 million, 26.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 China, No. 4 El Salvador and No. 5 Germany. 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 of Wilmington, Dela..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 El Salvador, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $49,637,178
2South Korea $19,034,630
3China $15,393,992
4El Salvador $15,360,903
5Germany $9,199,596
6Japan $9,177,677
7Israel $2,979,685
8Kazakhstan $2,781,531
9Czech Republic $2,302,568
10France $2,134,154

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $30,710,086
2New York City $21,798,844
3Boston $8,062,119
4Miami $3,756,570
5Atlanta/Savannah $3,264,446
6Washington, D.C. $2,024,068
7Los Angeles $1,325,852
8New Orleans $1,152,832
9Buffalo $987,823
10Houston $794,105

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:

  • Brownsville International Bridges fell 11.33 percent compared to last year to $49.56 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 30.83 percent compared to last year to $34.05 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 19.07 percent compared to last year to $13.23 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 598.97 percent compared to last year to $12.05 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. totaled $3.47 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 decreased $6.35 million, 11.34 percent, (36.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $8.51 million, 80.79 percent, (14.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $6.01 million, 64.02 percent, (11.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 El Salvador decreased $4.76 million, 23.67 percent, (11.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $3.88 million, 29.68 percent, (6.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.84 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $108.63 million of the $134.37 million total.

All totaled, 83.63 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $112.37 million of the $134.37 million total