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

Exports: Zinc ores and concentrates

Zinc ores and concentrates, the No. 381 export by value totaled $58.8 million for the month of February, $76.28 million through February of 2019, and $1.54 billion 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$52.59 M
2South Korea$7.12 M
3Switzerland$6.77 M
4Japan$6.75 M
5Brazil$3.01 M
6El Salvador$32,243
7India$5,073
8Panama$4,592
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $76.28 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $37,904,455
2Port of New Orleans $13,526,865
3Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. $11,360,172
4Port of Juneau, Alaska $7,116,786
5Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. $4,330,643
6Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,616,586
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $346,239
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $41,284
9Port of Wilmington, Dela. $32,243
10Port of New York $5,073

U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates increased 81.09 percent through February to $76.28 million

U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates increased 81.09 percent from $42.13 million to $76.28 million through the first two 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 381 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 504 for the last full year with a total value of $1.54 billion, a $61.09 million, 4.13 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Switzerland, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port of Juneau, Alaska and No. 5 Massena Border Crossing, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Juneau, Alaska, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $52,587,100
2South Korea $7,116,786
3Switzerland $6,774,456
4Japan $6,752,409
5Brazil $3,012,279
6El Salvador $32,243
7India $5,073
8Panama $4,592
9Bulgaria $0
10Spain $0

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Anchorage $70,003,664
2Baltimore $39,083,381
3Seattle $31,411,643
4New Orleans $14,986,674
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $5,524,847
6Low Value Shipments $771,756
7Atlanta/Savannah $417,547
8Philadelphia $65,244
9Detroit $43,220
10New York City $37,800

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 614.32 percent compared to last year to $37.9 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 95.3 percent compared to last year to $13.53 million.
  • Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. fell 33.06 percent compared to last year to $11.36 million.
  • Port of Juneau, Alaska fell 29.43 percent compared to last year to $7.12 million.
  • Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. totaled $4.33 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 Canada increased $33.24 million, 171.87 percent, (68.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea decreased $2.97 million, 29.43 percent, (9.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Switzerland increased $6.77 million, 0 percent, (8.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $173,628, 2.51 percent, (8.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil increased $3.01 million, 0 percent, (3.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.95 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $76.24 million of the $76.28 million total.

All totaled, 97.32 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $74.24 million of the $76.28 million total