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

Exports: Nickel ores and concentrates

Nickel ores and concentrates, the No. 593 export by value totaled $11.79 million for the month of February, $29.3 million through February of 2020, and $177.71 million 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
1Canada$28.96 M
2Germany$116,021
3Belgium$97,058
4Brazil$55,293
5Austria$33,075
6Bahamas$11,520
7Singapore$9,940
8Taiwan$9,500
9Switzerland$3,601
10China$3,000
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U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 19.34 percent through February to $29.3 million

U.S. exports of Nickel ores and concentrates decreased 19.34 percent from $36.33 million to $29.3 million through the first two 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 593 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 555 for the last full year with a total value of $177.71 million, a $44.25 million, 19.94 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Raymond Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $28,958,314
2Germany $116,021
3Belgium $97,058
4Brazil $55,293
5Austria $33,075
6Bahamas $11,520
7Singapore $9,940
8Taiwan $9,500
9Switzerland $3,601
10China $3,000

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $27,036,098
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $624,176
3HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $338,606
4NORFOLK, VA $300,000
5GREAT FALLS, MT $38,660
6CLEVELAND, OH $29,564
7ANCHORAGE, AK $26,810
8LOS ANGELES, CA $0
9BUFFALO, NY $0
10CHICAGO, IL $0

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. rose 372.13 percent compared to last year to $28.75 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 136.71 percent compared to last year to $86,550.
  • Port of Houston fell 76.38 percent compared to last year to $83,293.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. totaled $72,471. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. totaled $69,058. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 $21.65 million, 296.43 percent, (98.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany decreased $680, 0.58 percent, (0.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium decreased $24,508, 20.16 percent, (0.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil decreased $173,070, 75.79 percent, (0.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Austria decreased $1,225, 3.57 percent, (0.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.86 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $29.26 million of the $29.3 million total.

All totaled, 99.19 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $29.06 million of the $29.3 million total