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

Exports: Zinc ores and concentrates

Zinc ores and concentrates, the No. 611 export by value totaled $8.76 million for the month of May, $63.28 million through May of 2020, and $1.45 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
1South Korea$29.59 M
2Canada$19.09 M
3Japan$14.32 M
4Peru$221,818
5El Salvador$30,287
6Thailand$11,393
7Mexico$11,002
8Haiti$7,764
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U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates decreased 76.48 percent through May to $63.28 million

U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates decreased 76.48 percent from $269.04 million to $63.28 million 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 611 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 323 for the last full year with a total value of $1.45 billion, a $92.18 million, 5.99 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Juneau, Alaska, No. 2 Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Juneau, Alaska and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

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:

  • Port of Juneau, Alaska rose 44.15 percent compared to last year to $38.74 million.
  • Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. rose 42.59 percent compared to last year to $11.87 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 72.18 percent compared to last year to $9.21 million.
  • Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 74.03 percent compared to last year to $1.71 million.
  • Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. fell 96.65 percent compared to last year to $1.13 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 Canada decreased $109.78 million, 18.41 percent, (768.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Spain increased $9.73 million, 5.68 percent, (286.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Belgium increased $74.08 million, 84.34 percent, (255.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Japan increased $36.77 million, 33.54 percent, (231.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $66.17 million, 32.28 percent, (219.34 percent market share).

All totaled, 77.01 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.11 billion of the $1.45 billion total.

All totaled, 99.03 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $62.66 million of the $63.28 million total