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

Exports: Zinc, unwrought

Zinc, unwrought, the No. 624 export by value totaled $18.02 million for the month of December, $170.89 million through December 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$101.52 M
2Canada$33.86 M
3China$12.95 M
4Malaysia$7.47 M
5Brazil$6.12 M
6United Arab Emirates$3.07 M
7Venezuela$1.57 M
8Dominican Republic$571,357
9South Africa$557,403
10Djibouti$500,000
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $170.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $52,081,099
2Tecate Border Crossing, Calif. $36,565,737
3Port of New Orleans $32,463,079
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $17,975,429
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $9,825,437
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $6,349,627
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,007,270
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,186,185
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $2,461,077
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $2,237,246

U.S. exports of Zinc, unwrought decreased 24.02 percent through December to $170.89 million

U.S. exports of Zinc, unwrought decreased 24.02 percent from $224.9 million to $170.89 million in 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 624 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 551 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 December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Tecate Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY 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 Canada, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Malaysia. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $101,515,665
2Canada $33,858,859
3China $12,950,446
4Malaysia $7,467,828
5Brazil $6,119,875
6United Arab Emirates $3,069,926
7Venezuela $1,574,288
8Dominican Republic $571,357
9South Africa $557,403
10Djibouti $500,000

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW ORLEANS, LA $27,687,108
2SAN DIEGO, CA $22,193,658
3LAREDO, TX $12,111,272
4BUFFALO, NY $6,143,768
5OGDENSBURG, NY $4,416,922
6DETROIT, MI $2,428,934
7EL PASO, TX $861,778
8SAVANNAH, GA $427,532
9NEW YORK CITY, NY $387,738
10LOS ANGELES, CA $332,148

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 673.69 percent compared to last year to $52.08 million.
  • Tecate Border Crossing, Calif. fell 2.76 percent compared to last year to $36.57 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 75.52 percent compared to last year to $32.46 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 29.97 percent compared to last year to $17.98 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 70.82 percent compared to last year to $9.83 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 $47.49 million, 87.89 percent, (59.4 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $1.17 million, 3.34 percent, (19.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $10.41 million, 44.56 percent, (7.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Malaysia decreased $13.22 million, 63.91 percent, (4.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil increased $6.08 million, 14750 percent, (3.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.75 percent of all these Zinc, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $161.91 million of the $170.89 million total.

All totaled, 87.14 percent of all these Zinc, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $148.91 million of the $170.89 million total