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

Exports: Zinc, unwrought

Zinc, unwrought, the No. 649 export by value totaled $15.41 million for the month of October, $128.67 million through October of 2018, and $224.9 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$81.67 M
2Canada$30.29 M
3Brazil$6.12 M
4China$5.08 M
5Venezuela$1.35 M
6South Africa$557,403
7Djibouti$500,000
8United Arab Emirates$369,926
9Dominican Republic$348,930
10Belgium$259,874
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $128.67 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $38,473,244
2Tecate Border Crossing, Calif. $32,170,983
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $16,242,175
4Port of New Orleans $13,997,418
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $8,379,269
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $5,773,362
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $3,682,379
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,719,279
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $2,117,260
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $1,792,115

U.S. exports of Zinc, unwrought decreased 34.92 percent through October to $128.67 million

U.S. exports of Zinc, unwrought decreased 34.92 percent from $197.71 million to $128.67 million through the first 10 months of 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 649 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 534 for the last full year with a total value of $224.9 million, a $59.14 million, 20.82 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 China and No. 5 Venezuela. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Tecate Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Tecate Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $81,665,504
2Canada $30,294,117
3Brazil $6,119,875
4China $5,076,488
5Venezuela $1,354,096
6South Africa $557,403
7Djibouti $500,000
8United Arab Emirates $369,926
9Dominican Republic $348,930
10Belgium $259,874

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $8,710,140
2New Orleans $5,127,741
3Buffalo $1,874,677
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,858,759
5Laredo $1,232,688
6Detroit $892,371
7El Paso $312,751
8Atlanta/Savannah $213,766
9New York City $162,649
10Los Angeles $137,981

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 662.45 percent compared to last year to $38.47 million.
  • Tecate Border Crossing, Calif. rose 3.55 percent compared to last year to $32.17 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 20.2 percent compared to last year to $16.24 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 88.27 percent compared to last year to $14 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 103.7 percent compared to last year to $8.38 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 $38.01 million, 87.08 percent, (63.47 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $1.4 million, 4.41 percent, (23.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Brazil increased $6.08 million, 14750 percent, (4.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $5.23 million, 50.72 percent, (3.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Venezuela decreased $315,044, 18.87 percent, (1.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.77 percent of all these Zinc, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $124.51 million of the $128.67 million total.

All totaled, 84.92 percent of all these Zinc, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $109.26 million of the $128.67 million total