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

Imports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 807 import by value totaled $10.37 million for the month of March, $27.9 million through March of 2019, and $127.51 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1South Africa$7.51 M
2Mexico$5.07 M
3Senegal$4.36 M
4Australia$4.25 M
5Rwanda$3.5 M
6Curacao$1.17 M
7Mauritius$927,492
8Mozambique$464,293
9Russia$185,200
10China$140,659
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $27.9 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $8,452,454
2Port of Charleston $4,295,976
3Port of Philadelphia $4,248,404
4Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $3,999,686
5Port of Newark $3,837,292
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,391,785
7Port Laredo $1,158,667
8Port of Virginia $269,605
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $65,967
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $50,822

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 2.73 percent through March to $27.9 million

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 2.73 percent from $28.68 million to $27.9 million through the first three 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 807 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 793 for the last full year with a total value of $127.51 million, a $47.99 million, 60.35 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Senegal, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Rwanda. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Rwanda, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Senegal, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Congo (Kinshasa). The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Africa $7,509,228
2Mexico $5,073,623
3Senegal $4,357,096
4Australia $4,248,404
5Rwanda $3,500,242
6Curacao $1,171,319
7Mauritius $927,492
8Mozambique $464,293
9Russia $185,200
10China $140,659

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $11,373,810
2New York City $7,924,682
3Baltimore $5,899,271
4Charleston $5,433,545
5Laredo $4,433,654
6Philadelphia $2,607,645
7Cleveland $343,128
8Norfolk $318,120
9Atlanta/Savannah $270,879
10Buffalo $202,000

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 19.44 percent compared to last year to $8.45 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 1.49 percent compared to last year to $4.3 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 62.92 percent compared to last year to $4.25 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 288.83 percent compared to last year to $4 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 25.25 percent compared to last year to $3.84 million.

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. imports from No. 1 South Africa increased $139,829, 1.9 percent, (26.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $3.85 million, 314.75 percent, (18.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Senegal increased $923,574, 26.9 percent, (15.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Australia increased $1.56 million, 57.91 percent, (15.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Rwanda decreased $5.37 million, 60.55 percent, (12.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.48 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $24.69 million of the $27.9 million total.

All totaled, 89 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $24.83 million of the $27.9 million total