Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through June 2020.

Imports: Aluminum ores and concentrates

Aluminum ores and concentrates, the No. 720 import by value totaled $12.89 million for the month of June, $78.35 million through June of 2020, and $194.18 million for all of 2019, 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$40.76 M
2Guyana$11.02 M
3China$10.06 M
4Sierra Leone$8.34 M
5Australia$3.37 M
6Guinea$2.68 M
7Turkey$1.7 M
8The Netherlands$372,391
9United Kingdom$24,476
10Hungary$13,851
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U.S. imports of Aluminum ores and concentrates decreased 16.98 percent through June to $78.35 million

U.S. imports of Aluminum ores and concentrates decreased 16.98 percent from $94.38 million to $78.35 million through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 720 through June among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 706 for the last full year with a total value of $194.18 million, a $3.17 million, 1.66 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Jamaica, No. 2 Guyana, No. 3 China, No. 4 Sierra Leone and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Port of San Diego, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Albany, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Jamaica, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Guyana, No. 4 Turkey 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 Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Redwood City, Calif. and No. 5 Port of San Diego, Calif..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 9.9 percent compared to last year to $45.21 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 2.19 percent compared to last year to $13.31 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 46.8 percent compared to last year to $10.79 million.
  • Port of San Diego, Calif. rose 2.23 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.
  • Port of Albany, N.Y. rose 14.82 percent compared to last year to $1.7 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 Jamaica increased $1.85 million, 4.77 percent, (52.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Guyana decreased $4.22 million, 27.68 percent, (14.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $5.22 million, 107.82 percent, (12.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Sierra Leone increased $8.34 million, 0 percent, (10.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia decreased $480,728, 12.47 percent, (4.31 percent market share).

All totaled, 93.88 percent of all these Aluminum ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $73.56 million of the $78.35 million total.

All totaled, 92.97 percent of all these Aluminum ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $72.84 million of the $78.35 million total