China-US Refractory MaterialTrade
As one of the most important business partners, China is the key sourcing country of refractories raw materials for the United States, supporting the development of US industry. The main refractory raw materials exported to the US from China include brown fused alumina, white fused alumina, silicon carbide, bauxite, sintered magnesia, and fused magnesia, etc. In recent years, China's also export a large amount of refractory products to the US.
In 2017, China exported 752,600 tons of refractory raw materials and products to the United States, accounting for 11.78% of the total exports of refractory goods. The export volume of refractory raw materials was 701,200 tons, accounting for 14.94% of the total export volume, in which 5.14 million tons of refractory products were exported, accounting for 3.03% of the total volume of refractory products.
In 2017, China's trade value of refractory raw materials and products to the United States was 289 million US dollars, accounting for 9.40% of the total export trade of refractories, of which refractory raw materials was 245 million US dollars, accounting for 13.40% of total export trade volume and refractory products was 44 million dollars, accounting for 3.47% of total export products.