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

Imports: Carbonates

Carbonates, the No. 601 import by value totaled $18.47 million for the month of September, $227.9 million through September of 2019, and $338.02 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
1Chile$37.7 M
2Argentina$31.29 M
3Germany$23.75 M
4China$23.05 M
5Australia$16.39 M
6Finland$16.23 M
7Turkey$12.33 M
8France$10.41 M
9South Korea$8.89 M
10United Kingdom$8.44 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $227.9 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $37,591,353
2Port of Newark $27,836,930
3Port of Houston $25,193,830
4Port of Virginia $21,314,558
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,454,781
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $17,185,115
7Port of Philadelphia $14,548,836
8Miami International Airport $9,494,074
9Port Laredo $6,581,141
10Port of Los Angeles $6,203,470

U.S. imports of Carbonates decreased 9.69 percent through September to $227.9 million

U.S. imports of Carbonates decreased 9.69 percent from $252.35 million to $227.9 million through the first nine 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 601 through September among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 575 for the last full year with a total value of $338.02 million, a $71.89 million, 27.01 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 China, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Finland and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $37,701,385
2Argentina $31,288,247
3Germany $23,752,665
4China $23,053,363
5Australia $16,385,057
6Finland $16,232,938
7Turkey $12,333,068
8France $10,412,205
9South Korea $8,893,691
10United Kingdom $8,436,358

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $28,283,157
2Baltimore $14,044,762
3Atlanta/Savannah $10,903,168
4Houston $10,342,597
5New York City $9,409,874
6Chicago $6,347,275
7Cleveland $4,020,268
8New Orleans $3,574,377
9San Francisco $2,742,909
10Laredo $2,323,621

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 32.85 percent compared to last year to $37.59 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 28.69 percent compared to last year to $27.84 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 1.64 percent compared to last year to $25.19 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 33.08 percent compared to last year to $21.31 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 22.2 percent compared to last year to $20.45 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 Chile decreased $9.15 million, 19.52 percent, (16.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Argentina decreased $9.32 million, 22.95 percent, (13.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $6.14 million, 34.88 percent, (10.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $21.72 million, 48.51 percent, (10.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia increased $6.15 million, 60.12 percent, (7.19 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58 percent of all these Carbonates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $132.18 million of the $227.9 million total.

All totaled, 58.09 percent of all these Carbonates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $132.39 million of the $227.9 million total

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