Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 575 export by value totaled $13.74 million for the month of December, $209.68 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$75.76 M
2China$31.29 M
3South Korea$30.5 M
4El Salvador$16.11 M
5Japan$14.12 M
6Germany$13.28 M
7Kazakhstan$6.54 M
8Israel$4.75 M
9France$3.49 M
10United Kingdom$3.02 M
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U.S. exports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 20.86 percent through December 2019 to $209.68 million

U.S. exports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 20.86 percent from $264.95 million to $209.68 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 575 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 527 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 El Salvador and No. 5 Japan. 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 Miami International Airport.

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 Boston’s Logan International Airport, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Miami.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $75,764,157
2China $31,291,110
3South Korea $30,502,525
4El Salvador $16,108,367
5Japan $14,118,463
6Germany $13,280,092
7Kazakhstan $6,540,578
8Israel $4,754,085
9France $3,492,205
10United Kingdom $3,019,238

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Brownsville International Bridges fell 26.69 percent compared to last year to $75.66 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12.88 percent compared to last year to $55.66 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 13.4 percent compared to last year to $25.36 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 40.43 percent compared to last year to $12.06 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 37.17 percent compared to last year to $4.74 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 decreased $27.6 million, 26.7 percent, (36.13 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $11.27 million, 56.27 percent, (14.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $7.15 million, 30.64 percent, (14.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 El Salvador decreased $22.16 million, 57.91 percent, (7.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $3.73 million, 35.88 percent, (6.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.02 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $167.78 million of the $209.68 million total.

All totaled, 82.74 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $173.48 million of the $209.68 million total