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

Imports: Aluminum, unwrought

Aluminum, unwrought, the No. 43 import by value totaled $706.54 million for the month of December, $10.12 billion through December 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$5.17 B
2United Arab Emirates$1.47 B
3Russia$790.69 M
4India$441.39 M
5Argentina$416.98 M
6Bahrain$342.62 M
7Australia$331.17 M
8Qatar$292.81 M
9South Africa$242.22 M
10Saudi Arabia$124.63 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $10.12 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,132,074,354
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,548,596,727
3Port of Houston $908,517,875
4Port of New Orleans $757,680,060
5Port of Los Angeles $600,055,866
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $531,068,262
7Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $471,177,250
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $349,393,858
9Port of Newark $338,953,119
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $305,450,221

U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 4.92 percent through December to $10.12 billion

U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 4.92 percent from $10.64 billion to $10.12 billion in 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 December 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $5,169,824,612
2United Arab Emirates $1,470,430,827
3Russia $790,690,038
4India $441,390,891
5Argentina $416,984,740
6Bahrain $342,618,220
7Australia $331,173,636
8Qatar $292,805,868
9South Africa $242,224,261
10Saudi Arabia $124,626,179

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $580,762,086
2Baltimore $407,017,992
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $280,524,314
4New Orleans $271,340,529
5Houston $150,718,469
6Los Angeles $114,894,200
7Atlanta/Savannah $92,070,033
8Mobile $79,092,901
9Buffalo $71,227,107
10New York City $65,841,967

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 13.78 percent compared to last year to $2.13 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 23.09 percent compared to last year to $1.55 billion.
  • Port of Houston rose 38.02 percent compared to last year to $908.52 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 62.63 percent compared to last year to $757.68 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 41.64 percent compared to last year to $600.06 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 $303.22 million, 5.54 percent, (51.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Arab Emirates increased $89.72 million, 6.5 percent, (14.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia decreased $645.38 million, 44.94 percent, (7.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $195.63 million, 79.6 percent, (4.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Argentina decreased $97.21 million, 18.91 percent, (4.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.92 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $8.29 billion of the $10.12 billion total.

All totaled, 58.77 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $5.95 billion of the $10.12 billion total