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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Carbides

Carbides, the No. 546 import by value totaled $32.33 million for the month of August, $253.71 million through August of 2019, and $340.25 million 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

RankCountryYTD
1China$88.75 M
2South Africa$86.41 M
3Canada$18.36 M
4Austria$12.05 M
5Norway$11.61 M
6Germany$10.62 M
7Brazil$9.89 M
8Japan$4.61 M
9Israel$3.53 M
10Russia$2.31 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $253.71 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $90,223,771
2Port of New Orleans $28,534,512
3Port of Newark $20,662,380
4Port of Los Angeles $17,181,521
5Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $15,493,127
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $13,688,717
7Port of Charleston $11,739,261
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,800,269
9Port of Houston $6,035,984
10Port of Long Beach $5,669,648

U.S. imports of Carbides increased 19.94 percent through August to $253.71 million

U.S. imports of Carbides increased 19.94 percent from $211.54 million to $253.71 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 546 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 594 for the last full year with a total value of $340.25 million, a $111.23 million, 48.57 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Austria and No. 5 Norway. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Norway, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $88,750,791
2South Africa $86,407,312
3Canada $18,364,154
4Austria $12,047,754
5Norway $11,613,351
6Germany $10,620,220
7Brazil $9,889,088
8Japan $4,607,616
9Israel $3,526,795
10Russia $2,310,031

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $26,081,144
2New Orleans $17,881,709
3New York City $9,823,476
4Los Angeles $9,072,042
5Detroit $8,205,042
6Philadelphia $4,581,912
7Houston $4,204,568
8Chicago $4,044,264
9Charleston $3,699,669
10Seattle $3,283,651

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 74.26 percent compared to last year to $90.22 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 43.37 percent compared to last year to $28.53 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 11.25 percent compared to last year to $20.66 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 33.36 percent compared to last year to $17.18 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 42.56 percent compared to last year to $15.49 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 China increased $10.75 million, 13.78 percent, (34.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa increased $36.63 million, 73.6 percent, (34.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $4.25 million, 30.08 percent, (7.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Austria decreased $131,844, 1.08 percent, (4.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Norway decreased $2.97 million, 20.36 percent, (4.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.6 percent of all these Carbides imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $217.18 million of the $253.71 million total.

All totaled, 67.83 percent of all these Carbides imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $172.1 million of the $253.71 million total