Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Nickel bars, rods, wire

Nickel bars, rods, wire, the No. 251 export by value totaled $75.42 million for the month of December, $971.04 million in 2019, and $923.78 million 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$190.33 M
2China$155.92 M
3Belgium$136.31 M
4France$119.26 M
5United Kingdom$66.87 M
6Japan$49.86 M
7Canada$47.47 M
8Germany$26.26 M
9Italy$20.08 M
10Israel$16.87 M
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U.S. exports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 5.12 percent through December 2019 to $971.04 million

U.S. exports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 5.12 percent from $923.78 million to $971.04 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 251 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 270 for the last full year with a total value of $923.78 million, a $183.92 million, 24.86 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 France and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $190,329,815
2China $155,916,661
3Belgium $136,306,318
4France $119,263,194
5United Kingdom $66,869,135
6Japan $49,864,681
7Canada $47,472,045
8Germany $26,255,527
9Italy $20,078,025
10Israel $16,873,322

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $56,732,549
2Charleston $45,378,871
3Philadelphia $44,673,585
4Laredo $42,262,329
5Los Angeles $17,957,849
6Wilmington $17,217,140
7Atlanta/Savannah $8,219,394
8Chicago $5,363,638
9Detroit $4,959,340
10Cleveland $4,915,627

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 2.27 percent compared to last year to $146.27 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 13.41 percent compared to last year to $135.26 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.66 percent compared to last year to $128.32 million.
  • Port of New York rose 6.48 percent compared to last year to $108.17 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. fell 8.83 percent compared to last year to $50.37 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 $18.46 million, 10.74 percent, (19.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $23.47 million, 17.72 percent, (16.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $18.27 million, 15.48 percent, (14.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 France decreased $3.1 million, 2.54 percent, (12.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $4.19 million, 5.9 percent, (6.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.86 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $668.69 million of the $971.04 million total.

All totaled, 58.53 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $568.39 million of the $971.04 million total