Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Carbonates

Carbonates, the No. 574 import by value totaled $28.19 million for the month of May, $124.9 million through May of 2020, and $298.31 million for all of 2019, 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
1Argentina$18.56 M
2Chile$16.22 M
3Germany$16.11 M
4Finland$9.41 M
5Australia$9.39 M
6China$9.32 M
7South Korea$8.03 M
8Turkey$7.47 M
9France$5.09 M
10United Kingdom$5.03 M
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U.S. imports of Carbonates decreased 9.41 percent through May to $124.9 million

U.S. imports of Carbonates decreased 9.41 percent from $137.88 million to $124.9 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 574 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 576 for the last full year with a total value of $298.31 million, a $39.71 million, 11.75 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Argentina, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Finland 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, the leading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Finland. 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..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 13.09 percent compared to last year to $32.08 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 11.04 percent compared to last year to $17.49 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 26.31 percent compared to last year to $12.68 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 0.72 percent compared to last year to $11.42 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 2.91 percent compared to last year to $10.75 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 Argentina increased $563,518, 3.13 percent, (14.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $7.56 million, 31.78 percent, (12.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $4.01 million, 33.18 percent, (12.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Finland decreased $2.44 million, 20.57 percent, (7.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia decreased $328,637, 3.38 percent, (7.52 percent market share).

All totaled, 55.8 percent of all these Carbonates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $69.7 million of the $124.9 million total.

All totaled, 67.59 percent of all these Carbonates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $84.42 million of the $124.9 million total