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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Aluminum, unwrought

Aluminum, unwrought, the No. 43 import by value totaled $730.09 million for the month of October, $8.72 billion through October of 2018, and $10.64 billion for all of 2017, 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$4.45 B
2United Arab Emirates$1.26 B
3Russia$673.98 M
4India$398.92 M
5Argentina$360.69 M
6Bahrain$289.17 M
7Qatar$252.27 M
8Australia$236.56 M
9South Africa$230.64 M
10Saudi Arabia$110.85 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $8.72 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,835,804,685
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,297,874,957
3Port of Houston $809,830,874
4Port of New Orleans $720,712,912
5Port of Los Angeles $524,328,803
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $450,681,588
7Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $383,799,651
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $299,919,988
9Port of Newark $280,842,246
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $269,708,772

U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 0.58 percent through October to $8.72 billion

U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 0.58 percent from $8.77 billion to $8.72 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 43 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 40 for the last full year with a total value of $10.64 billion, a $2.7 billion, 34.06 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Arab Emirates, No. 3 Russia, 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 United Arab Emirates, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Qatar. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $4,451,865,903
2United Arab Emirates $1,264,481,395
3Russia $673,978,797
4India $398,919,845
5Argentina $360,690,260
6Bahrain $289,169,303
7Qatar $252,274,861
8Australia $236,560,354
9South Africa $230,643,085
10Saudi Arabia $110,851,748

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $410,822,818
2Baltimore $301,651,534
3New Orleans $248,520,689
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $169,337,912
5Houston $111,062,558
6Los Angeles $72,597,644
7Atlanta/Savannah $66,661,929
8Charleston $49,495,047
9Mobile $49,425,622
10New York City $41,327,078

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 18.14 percent compared to last year to $1.84 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 24.56 percent compared to last year to $1.3 billion.
  • Port of Houston rose 43.49 percent compared to last year to $809.83 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 57.86 percent compared to last year to $720.71 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 47.1 percent compared to last year to $524.33 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 $121.82 million, 2.66 percent, (51.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Arab Emirates increased $93.32 million, 7.97 percent, (14.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia decreased $510.33 million, 43.09 percent, (7.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $219.82 million, 122.74 percent, (4.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Argentina increased $16.02 million, 4.65 percent, (4.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.96 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $7.15 billion of the $8.72 billion total.

All totaled, 59.48 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $5.19 billion of the $8.72 billion total