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

Imports: Ash and residues, with metal content

Ash and residues, with metal content, the No. 500 import by value totaled $47.31 million for the month of December, $464.59 million through December 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$240.12 M
2Canada$182.53 M
3Mexico$14.41 M
4Norway$13.12 M
5Japan$5.23 M
6Qatar$4.41 M
7Belgium$1.94 M
8Saudi Arabia$625,584
9The Netherlands$425,748
10Brazil$388,520
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $464.59 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $158,662,302
2Port of Ashtabula, Ohio $152,422,403
3Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $56,364,936
4Port of New Orleans $47,801,845
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $8,194,015
6Port of Newark $5,344,808
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,160,989
8Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. $5,136,827
9Pharr International Bridge in Texas $3,706,261
10Port of Eastport, Idaho $2,991,434

U.S. imports of Ash and residues, with metal content increased 27.83 percent through December to $464.59 million

U.S. imports of Ash and residues, with metal content increased 27.83 percent from $363.45 million to $464.59 million 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 500 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 538 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Norway 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Africa $240,117,557
2Canada $182,534,682
3Mexico $14,409,858
4Norway $13,120,746
5Japan $5,230,007
6Qatar $4,407,902
7Belgium $1,939,852
8Saudi Arabia $625,584
9The Netherlands $425,748
10Brazil $388,520

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $40,997,246
2Cleveland $27,672,500
3New Orleans $19,023,245
4Pembina, N.D. $13,458,924
5Buffalo $4,150,042
6Detroit $1,950,603
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,482,229
8Great Falls, Mont. $1,046,801
9New York City $966,971
10Laredo $912,940

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 13.85 percent compared to last year to $158.66 million.
  • Port of Ashtabula, Ohio rose 16.88 percent compared to last year to $152.42 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 385.81 percent compared to last year to $56.36 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 40.76 percent compared to last year to $47.8 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 202.12 percent compared to last year to $8.19 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 $29.83 million, 14.19 percent, (51.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $69.4 million, 61.35 percent, (39.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $6.27 million, 77.1 percent, (3.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Norway decreased $6.04 million, 31.52 percent, (2.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $1.42 million, 37.28 percent, (1.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.02 percent of all these Ash and residues, with metal content imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $455.41 million of the $464.59 million total.

All totaled, 91.14 percent of all these Ash and residues, with metal content imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $423.45 million of the $464.59 million total