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

Imports: Aluminum, unwrought

Aluminum, unwrought, the No. 58 import by value totaled $731.9 million for the month of March, $2.09 billion through March of 2019, and $10.12 billion 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
1Canada$897.79 M
2United Arab Emirates$337.53 M
3Australia$182.9 M
4Argentina$124.06 M
5Qatar$123.17 M
6India$102.39 M
7Bahrain$93.83 M
8South Africa$82.23 M
9Russia$62.99 M
10Saudi Arabia$15.84 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.09 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $389,316,813
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $299,151,981
3Port of Houston $243,463,503
4Port of Los Angeles $146,333,129
5Port of New Orleans $128,423,675
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $113,217,306
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $96,443,648
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $89,686,360
9Port of Newark $78,788,136
10Brownsville International Bridges $57,885,290

U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 23.31 percent through March to $2.09 billion

U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 23.31 percent from $2.72 billion to $2.09 billion 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 58 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 36 for the last full year with a total value of $10.12 billion, a $523.81 million, 4.92 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Arab Emirates, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Qatar. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 United Arab Emirates, No. 4 India and No. 5 Argentina. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $897,786,763
2United Arab Emirates $337,527,350
3Australia $182,904,018
4Argentina $124,060,461
5Qatar $123,171,149
6India $102,390,735
7Bahrain $93,832,585
8South Africa $82,234,441
9Russia $62,993,002
10Saudi Arabia $15,836,183

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $743,882,888
2Baltimore $552,500,608
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $382,815,717
4New Orleans $295,463,755
5Houston $208,470,609
6Los Angeles $150,237,727
7Atlanta/Savannah $116,259,060
8Buffalo $97,649,469
9New York City $89,178,662
10Mobile $79,092,901

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 28.34 percent compared to last year to $389.32 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 50.71 percent compared to last year to $299.15 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 16.96 percent compared to last year to $243.46 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 16.12 percent compared to last year to $146.33 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 57.44 percent compared to last year to $128.42 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 Canada decreased $356.19 million, 28.4 percent, (43.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Arab Emirates decreased $19.23 million, 5.39 percent, (16.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $140.79 million, 334.29 percent, (8.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Argentina increased $12.84 million, 11.54 percent, (5.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Qatar increased $62.22 million, 102.09 percent, (5.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.85 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.67 billion of the $2.09 billion total.

All totaled, 57.86 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $1.21 billion of the $2.09 billion total