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

Imports: Carbonates

Carbonates, the No. 604 import by value totaled $26.47 million for the month of February, $46.48 million through February 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$8.04 M
2China$6.56 M
3Argentina$6.2 M
4Finland$5.78 M
5Germany$3.67 M
6Australia$3.44 M
7South Korea$2.59 M
8France$1.73 M
9Mexico$1.65 M
10United Kingdom$1.56 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $46.48 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $12,833,136
2Port of Houston $5,861,934
3Port of Newark $5,048,586
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,898,330
5Port of Philadelphia $2,829,878
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,463,353
7Port of Virginia $2,089,216
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $1,847,917
9Port of Los Angeles $1,737,089
10Port Laredo $1,546,980

U.S. imports of Carbonates increased 10.47 percent through February to $46.48 million

U.S. imports of Carbonates increased 10.47 percent from $42.08 million to $46.48 million through the first two 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 604 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 632 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 February of this year the leading 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 Houston, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Chile, 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $8,035,957
2China $6,557,264
3Argentina $6,197,243
4Finland $5,783,643
5Germany $3,674,024
6Australia $3,440,215
7South Korea $2,587,609
8France $1,728,418
9Mexico $1,647,409
10United Kingdom $1,558,485

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 55.39 percent compared to last year to $12.83 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 16.9 percent compared to last year to $5.86 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 17.32 percent compared to last year to $5.05 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 19.01 percent compared to last year to $4.9 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 4419.13 percent compared to last year to $2.83 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 increased $882,153, 12.33 percent, (17.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $678,955, 9.38 percent, (14.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina decreased $353,420, 5.4 percent, (13.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Finland increased $1.95 million, 51.04 percent, (12.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $925,135, 33.65 percent, (7.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.07 percent of all these Carbonates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $30.25 million of the $46.48 million total.

All totaled, 67.71 percent of all these Carbonates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $31.47 million of the $46.48 million total