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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through September 2019.

Exports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 527 export by value totaled $20.53 million for the month of September, $193.66 million through September of 2019, and $229.3 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

RankCountryYTD
1Germany$31.22 M
2The Netherlands$28.11 M
3Peru$24.73 M
4Malaysia$22.71 M
5Taiwan$22.67 M
6Japan$19.79 M
7Georgia$18.59 M
8Belgium$15.85 M
9Canada$7.15 M
10South Korea$1.6 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $193.66 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $116,548,872
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $66,682,438
3Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $6,622,705
4Port of Virginia $2,687,151
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $341,051
6Port Miami $222,990
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $137,196
8Port of Chester, Penn. $70,240
9Port Laredo $58,628
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $43,724

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates increased 12.01 percent through September to $193.66 million

U.S. exports of Precious metal ores, concentrates increased 12.01 percent from $172.9 million to $193.66 million through the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 527 through September among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 556 for the last full year with a total value of $229.3 million, a $53.54 million, 30.47 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Taiwan. 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..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $31,219,699
2The Netherlands $28,114,710
3Peru $24,732,694
4Malaysia $22,707,084
5Taiwan $22,667,017
6Japan $19,789,747
7Georgia $18,587,105
8Belgium $15,851,105
9Canada $7,153,496
10South Korea $1,603,836

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $48,113,072
2San Francisco $16,359,720
3Norfolk $7,378,294
4Portland/Columbia-Snake River $866,078
5Laredo $217,369
6Los Angeles $161,418
7Miami $42,985
8Chicago $25,000
9Anchorage $20,000
10Phoenix/Nogales $12,733

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 181.54 percent compared to last year to $116.55 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 9304.86 percent compared to last year to $66.68 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas totaled $6.62 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Port of Virginia fell 66.82 percent compared to last year to $2.69 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. totaled $341,051. 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 Germany increased $16.36 million, 110.04 percent, (16.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 The Netherlands increased $7.2 million, 34.41 percent, (14.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Peru increased $24.73 million, 0 percent, (12.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Malaysia increased $22.71 million, 0 percent, (11.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan increased $22.67 million, 0 percent, (11.7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.84 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $129.44 million of the $193.66 million total.

All totaled, 99.6 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $192.88 million of the $193.66 million total

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