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

Exports: Various forms of salt

Various forms of salt, the No. 646 export by value totaled $13.22 million for the month of August, $101.65 million through August of 2019, and $189.59 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
1Canada$42.07 M
2China$16.34 M
3Mexico$9.64 M
4Belgium$5.6 M
5Singapore$4.56 M
6Brazil$4.2 M
7Japan$1.45 M
8South Korea$1.4 M
9United Kingdom$1.3 M
10Colombia$1.25 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $101.65 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $20,046,625
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $8,658,846
3Port of New York $8,038,013
4Port of Virginia $7,268,131
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,259,302
6Port Laredo $6,104,958
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,684,587
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $4,116,984
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,075,518
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $2,766,151

U.S. exports of Various forms of salt decreased 22.15 percent through August to $101.65 million

U.S. exports of Various forms of salt decreased 22.15 percent from $130.56 million to $101.65 million through the first eight 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 646 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 592 for the last full year with a total value of $189.59 million, a $370,615, 0.20 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $42,066,842
2China $16,343,694
3Mexico $9,642,719
4Belgium $5,603,214
5Singapore $4,556,659
6Brazil $4,198,146
7Japan $1,445,112
8South Korea $1,400,395
9United Kingdom $1,301,254
10Colombia $1,254,234

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $22,424,144
2New York City $5,955,878
3Low Value Shipments $5,338,001
4Detroit $4,595,676
5Laredo $3,432,173
6Cleveland $3,394,247
7Buffalo $3,091,377
8Norfolk $2,496,065
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,261,328
10Seattle $1,526,092

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 48.38 percent compared to last year to $20.05 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.95 percent compared to last year to $8.66 million.
  • Port of New York fell 8.26 percent compared to last year to $8.04 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 9.6 percent compared to last year to $7.27 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 20.16 percent compared to last year to $7.26 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 Canada decreased $4.13 million, 8.94 percent, (41.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $15.8 million, 49.15 percent, (16.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $1.55 million, 13.89 percent, (9.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium decreased $676,912, 10.78 percent, (5.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore decreased $4.81 million, 51.34 percent, (4.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.95 percent of all these Various forms of salt exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $78.21 million of the $101.65 million total.

All totaled, 50.44 percent of all these Various forms of salt exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $51.27 million of the $101.65 million total