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

Exports: Zinc ores and concentrates

Zinc ores and concentrates, the No. 166 export by value totaled $150.96 million for the month of October, $1.42 billion through October of 2018, and $1.48 billion 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
1Canada$497.64 M
2South Korea$196.14 M
3Spain$171.33 M
4Australia$133.81 M
5Japan$98.21 M
6Belgium$87.83 M
7Italy$63.26 M
8Germany$58.45 M
9Finland$53.58 M
10Switzerland$22.41 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.42 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $1,063,703,128
2Port of New Orleans $103,696,015
3Port of Juneau, Alaska $78,907,082
4Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. $62,394,869
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $57,189,055
6Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $25,770,441
7Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. $21,738,316
8Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,373,942
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,677,279
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $417,547

U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates increased 10.22 percent through October to $1.42 billion

U.S. exports of Zinc ores and concentrates increased 10.22 percent from $1.29 billion to $1.42 billion 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 166 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 175 for the last full year with a total value of $1.48 billion, a $512.37 million, 53.03 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners 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 New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Juneau, Alaska, No. 4 Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $497,639,916
2South Korea $196,135,148
3Spain $171,328,760
4Australia $133,812,872
5Japan $98,214,368
6Belgium $87,831,381
7Italy $63,260,199
8Germany $58,449,852
9Finland $53,579,157
10Switzerland $22,406,080

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $16,971,715
2Anchorage $10,084,303
3New Orleans $6,926,037
4Baltimore $5,306,400
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,043,853
6Atlanta/Savannah $417,547
7Low Value Shipments $327,197
8Philadelphia $34,187
9Los Angeles $10,000
10Laredo $4,205

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:

  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 5.83 percent compared to last year to $1.06 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 245.36 percent compared to last year to $103.7 million.
  • Port of Juneau, Alaska rose 66.24 percent compared to last year to $78.91 million.
  • Metaline Falls Border Crossing, Wash. fell 3.93 percent compared to last year to $62.39 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 38.84 percent compared to last year to $57.19 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 $113.61 million, 29.58 percent, (35.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $19.59 million, 11.1 percent, (13.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Spain increased $15.37 million, 9.85 percent, (12.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia decreased $37.29 million, 21.8 percent, (9.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $4.39 million, 4.28 percent, (6.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.3 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.1 billion of the $1.42 billion total.

All totaled, 96.24 percent of all these Zinc ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.37 billion of the $1.42 billion total