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

Imports: Carbon electrodes, brushes, etc.

Carbon electrodes, brushes, etc., the No. 389 import by value totaled $84.84 million for the month of December, $835.93 million through December of 2018, and $375.36 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
1China$277.6 M
2Japan$117.93 M
3India$100.14 M
4Mexico$93.4 M
5Germany$69.68 M
6Russia$50.87 M
7United Kingdom$34.14 M
8Poland$15.1 M
9Spain$13.84 M
10Ukraine$12.19 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $835.93 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $94,111,392
2Port Laredo $92,506,063
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $85,177,044
4Port of Houston $78,062,842
5Port of Newark $58,566,583
6Port of Long Beach $52,674,595
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $48,753,739
8Port of Charleston $42,776,111
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $36,860,900
10Port of Philadelphia $32,074,560

U.S. imports of Carbon electrodes, brushes, etc. increased 122.70 percent through December to $835.93 million

U.S. imports of Carbon electrodes, brushes, etc. increased 122.70 percent from $375.36 million to $835.93 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 389 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 529 for the last full year with a total value of $375.36 million, a $105.72 million, 39.21 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 India, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $277,598,055
2Japan $117,930,072
3India $100,138,925
4Mexico $93,402,178
5Germany $69,684,821
6Russia $50,868,115
7United Kingdom $34,137,884
8Poland $15,102,491
9Spain $13,839,586
10Ukraine $12,190,111

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Cleveland $22,965,790
2Laredo $21,142,162
3Philadelphia $16,677,448
4Baltimore $14,953,333
5New York City $14,308,215
6Houston $13,331,163
7Chicago $12,154,865
8Los Angeles $11,424,552
9Charleston $9,701,727
10New Orleans $6,174,356

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 118.94 percent compared to last year to $94.11 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 80.73 percent compared to last year to $92.51 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 229.94 percent compared to last year to $85.18 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 363.05 percent compared to last year to $78.06 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 163.62 percent compared to last year to $58.57 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 $195.8 million, 239.35 percent, (33.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $58.25 million, 97.61 percent, (14.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $81.94 million, 450.24 percent, (11.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $41.49 million, 79.91 percent, (11.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $37.62 million, 117.34 percent, (8.34 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.81 percent of all these Carbon electrodes, brushes, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $658.75 million of the $835.93 million total.

All totaled, 48.86 percent of all these Carbon electrodes, brushes, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $408.42 million of the $835.93 million total