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

Exports: Zinc ores and concentrates

Zinc ores and concentrates, the No. 180 export by value totaled $318.67 million for the month of August, $1.01 billion through August 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$319.62 M
2Spain$157.3 M
3South Korea$107.78 M
4Japan$87.61 M
5Belgium$80.93 M
6Italy$55.18 M
7Finland$49.92 M
8Germany$45.98 M
9Mexico$41.84 M
10Australia$35.11 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $646,713,430
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $103,499,148
3Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $86,239,110
4Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. $48,153,563
5Port of Juneau, Alaska $47,722,279
6Port of New Orleans $43,824,894
7Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $13,355,258
8Port of Skagway, Alaska $8,887,233
9Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. $8,403,159
10Port of Virginia $2,277,066

U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates increased 4.11 percent through August to $1.01 billion

U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates increased 4.11 percent from $970.77 million to $1.01 billion 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 180 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 189 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Juneau, Alaska.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Belgium. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $319,622,780
2Spain $157,304,573
3South Korea $107,777,216
4Japan $87,612,742
5Belgium $80,931,290
6Italy $55,184,236
7Finland $49,917,669
8Germany $45,980,596
9Mexico $41,836,040
10Australia $35,113,332

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska fell 4.04 percent compared to last year to $646.71 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 99.39 percent compared to last year to $103.5 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. totaled $86.24 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. fell 6.71 percent compared to last year to $48.15 million.
  • Port of Juneau, Alaska fell 30.29 percent compared to last year to $47.72 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 increased $42.55 million, 15.36 percent, (31.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Spain increased $43.99 million, 38.82 percent, (15.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $20.08 million, 15.71 percent, (10.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $19.68 million, 28.97 percent, (8.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $10.75 million, 15.32 percent, (8.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.53 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $753.25 million of the $1.01 billion total.

All totaled, 92.25 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $932.33 million of the $1.01 billion total