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

Exports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 539 export by value totaled $15.77 million for the month of June, $100.86 million through June of 2020, and $237.16 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
1The Netherlands$33.57 M
2Taiwan$32.43 M
3Japan$26.74 M
4Norfolk Island$7.24 M
5South Korea$300,000
6Canada$175,837
7Switzerland$123,417
8India$97,176
9Mexico$92,473
10United Kingdom$41,712
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U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 27.88 percent through June to $100.86 million

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 27.88 percent from $139.85 million to $100.86 million through the first six 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 539 through June among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 503 for the last full year with a total value of $237.16 million, a $7.87 million, 3.43 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Norfolk Island and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 37.65 percent compared to last year to $100.27 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 3754.05 percent compared to last year to $153,584.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 501.49 percent compared to last year to $132,375.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 1699.45 percent compared to last year to $131,540.
  • Port Laredo rose 225.42 percent compared to last year to $69,841.

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 The Netherlands increased $11.21 million, 50.16 percent, (33.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $20.66 million, 175.48 percent, (32.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Japan increased $19.53 million, 270.82 percent, (26.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Norfolk Island increased $7.24 million, 0 percent, (7.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $675,000, 69.23 percent, (0.3 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.42 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $100.27 million of the $100.86 million total.

All totaled, 99.9 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $100.76 million of the $100.86 million total