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

Imports: Aluminum ores and concentrates

Aluminum ores and concentrates, the No. 704 import by value totaled $13.18 million for the month of February, $30.7 million through February of 2019, and $191.02 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
1Jamaica$11.13 M
2Brazil$6.08 M
3Turkey$4.83 M
4Guyana$4.17 M
5China$2.22 M
6Australia$1.96 M
7Canada$226,863
8The Netherlands$86,948
9Saudi Arabia$0
10Spain$0
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $30.7 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $11,304,835
2Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $6,074,317
3Port of New Orleans $4,546,297
4Port of Albany, N.Y. $1,480,050
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,318,896
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,247,422
7Port of Redwood City, Calif. $1,060,495
8Port of Tampa, Fla. $1,057,100
9Port Everglades, Fla. $1,057,100
10Port of San Diego, Calif. $903,385

U.S. imports of Aluminum ores and concentrates increased 58.53 percent through February to $30.7 million

U.S. imports of Aluminum ores and concentrates increased 58.53 percent from $19.37 million to $30.7 million through the first two 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 704 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 783 for the last full year with a total value of $191.02 million, a $2.3 million, 1.19 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Jamaica, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Guyana and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Albany, N.Y. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Jamaica, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Guyana, No. 4 Turkey and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Albany, N.Y..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Jamaica $11,133,775
2Brazil $6,077,883
3Turkey $4,831,750
4Guyana $4,166,528
5China $2,216,069
6Australia $1,963,880
7Canada $226,863
8The Netherlands $86,948
9India $0

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $42,393,286
2Atlanta/Savannah $3,265,424
3New York City $1,931,837
4San Francisco $1,116,701
5Chicago $983,910
6Houston $883,715
7Detroit $678,150
8Jacksonville/Tampa $404,090
9Seattle $324,872
10Baltimore $101,270

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 18.17 percent compared to last year to $11.3 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 0.36 percent compared to last year to $6.07 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 264.84 percent compared to last year to $4.55 million.
  • Port of Albany, N.Y. totaled $1.48 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $1.32 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 Jamaica increased $708,725, 6.8 percent, (36.26 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Brazil increased $25,585, 0.42 percent, (19.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Turkey increased $4.35 million, 898.26 percent, (15.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Guyana increased $2.18 million, 110.15 percent, (13.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $2.22 million, 0 percent, (7.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.58 percent of all these Aluminum ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $28.43 million of the $30.7 million total.

All totaled, 80.53 percent of all these Aluminum ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $24.72 million of the $30.7 million total