Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Aluminum, unwrought

Aluminum, unwrought, the No. 61 import by value totaled $714.78 million for the month of December, $8.72 billion through December 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$4.55 B
2United Arab Emirates$1.21 B
3Australia$568.08 M
4Russia$437.95 M
5Qatar$414.68 M
6Argentina$392.87 M
7India$362.33 M
8Bahrain$311.09 M
9South Africa$210.2 M
10Saudi Arabia$46.6 M
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U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 13.84 percent through December 2019 to $8.72 billion

U.S. imports of Aluminum, unwrought decreased 13.84 percent from $10.12 billion to $8.72 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 61 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 43 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 December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Arab Emirates, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Russia 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 25.11 percent to $1.6 billion.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 20.83 percent to $1.23 billion.
  • Port of Houston fell 12.28 percent to $796.94 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 10.26 percent to $679.96 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 23.49 percent to $459.11 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 $622.57 million, 12.04 percent, (52.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Arab Emirates decreased $259.58 million, 17.65 percent, (13.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $236.9 million, 71.53 percent, (6.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia decreased $352.74 million, 44.61 percent, (5.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Qatar increased $121.88 million, 41.62 percent, (4.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.34 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $7.18 billion of the $8.72 billion total.

All totaled, 54.58 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $4.76 billion of the $8.72 billion total.