Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2023.

Exports: Iron ores and concentrates

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U.S. exports of Iron ores and concentrates totaled $103.7 million in December, a change of 42.91 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was 81.52 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Iron ores and concentrates ranked No. 222 in December. It had ranked No. 287 for the same month last year.

While Iron ores and concentrates ranked No. 222 in December by value, it ranked No. 14 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Iron ores and concentrates exports in December were (1) Canada, (2) China, and (3) Iceland. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Civilian aircraft, parts, (2) Gasoline, other fuels, and (3) Oil.

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