Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Unwrought platinum in various forms

Unwrought platinum in various forms, the No. 34 export by value totaled $482.01 million for the month of May, $2.92 billion through May of 2020, and $4.73 billion for all of 2019, 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
1China$631.55 M
2Italy$408.78 M
3United Kingdom$351.49 M
4Switzerland$330.92 M
5Canada$249.71 M
6South Korea$231.13 M
7Germany$190.94 M
8Japan$170.46 M
9Brazil$106.88 M
10India$76.84 M
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U.S. exports of Unwrought platinum in various forms increased 63.01 percent through May to $2.92 billion

U.S. exports of Unwrought platinum in various forms increased 63.01 percent from $1.79 billion to $2.92 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 34 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 76 for the last full year with a total value of $4.73 billion, a $1.13 billion, 31.55 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Switzerland, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Miami Int’l Airport and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Houston.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 85.5 percent compared to last year to $2.32 billion.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 23.04 percent compared to last year to $259.97 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 28.82 percent compared to last year to $108.41 million.
  • Miami Int’l Airport rose 67.17 percent compared to last year to $108.28 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 126.91 percent compared to last year to $42.29 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 from No. 1 Switzerland increased $278.56 million, 65.53 percent, (24.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 China increased $376.43 million, 141.41 percent, (22.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Canada increased $279.42 million, 83.26 percent, (21.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Germany decreased $79.88 million, 12.03 percent, (20.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $209.55 million, 63.71 percent, (18.45 percent market share).

All totaled, 65.26 percent of all these Unwrought platinum in various forms exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $3.08 billion of the $4.73 billion total.

All totaled, 97.11 percent of all these Unwrought platinum in various forms exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $2.83 billion of the $2.92 billion total