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

Imports: Ash and residues, with metal content

Ash and residues, with metal content, the No. 499 import by value totaled $45.53 million for the month of October, $383.64 million through October of 2018, and $363.45 million 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
1South Africa$205.94 M
2Canada$145.09 M
3Norway$13.12 M
4Mexico$9.6 M
5Japan$5.23 M
6Belgium$1.46 M
7Qatar$1.15 M
8Saudi Arabia$625,584
9The Netherlands$394,379
10Brazil$388,520
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $383.64 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $144,113,807
2Port of Ashtabula, Ohio $122,678,448
3Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $41,155,318
4Port of New Orleans $35,722,612
5Port of Newark $5,317,778
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,622,121
7Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. $4,175,989
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,029,280
9Pharr International Bridge in Texas $3,108,455
10Port of Eastport, Idaho $2,991,434

U.S. imports of Ash and residues, with metal content increased 35.29 percent through October to $383.64 million

U.S. imports of Ash and residues, with metal content increased 35.29 percent from $283.57 million to $383.64 million 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 499 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 553 for the last full year with a total value of $363.45 million, a $64.93 million, 21.75 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Norway, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Ashtabula, Ohio, No. 3 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Norway, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Ashtabula, Ohio, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Africa $205,940,480
2Canada $145,094,876
3Norway $13,120,746
4Mexico $9,595,791
5Japan $5,230,007
6Belgium $1,463,009
7Qatar $1,145,222
8Saudi Arabia $625,584
9The Netherlands $394,379
10Brazil $388,520

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $26,448,751
2Cleveland $19,769,300
3New Orleans $9,084,054
4Pembina, N.D. $4,580,402
5Detroit $1,620,252
6Great Falls, Mont. $1,046,801
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $945,915
8New York City $939,941
9Duluth, Minn. $571,555
10Laredo $570,787

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 of Mobile, Ala. rose 23.35 percent compared to last year to $144.11 million.
  • Port of Ashtabula, Ohio rose 32.11 percent compared to last year to $122.68 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 366.08 percent compared to last year to $41.16 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 38.59 percent compared to last year to $35.72 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 228.05 percent compared to last year to $5.32 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 South Africa increased $38.81 million, 23.22 percent, (53.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $52.37 million, 56.48 percent, (37.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Norway increased $5.47 million, 71.41 percent, (3.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $4.66 million, 94.25 percent, (2.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $1.53 million, 41.46 percent, (1.36 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.78 percent of all these Ash and residues, with metal content imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $378.98 million of the $383.64 million total.

All totaled, 90.97 percent of all these Ash and residues, with metal content imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $348.99 million of the $383.64 million total