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

Imports: Ceramic building block, flooring blocks

Ceramic building block, flooring blocks, the No. 909 import by value totaled $5.89 million for the month of March, $13.52 million through March of 2020, and $54.16 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
1Mexico$8.12 M
2Germany$1.86 M
3Denmark$790,132
4Italy$687,451
5Spain$568,630
6China$485,810
7Portugal$399,724
8Canada$129,411
9The Netherlands$93,700
10Belgium$69,778
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $13.52 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing $4,109,018
2Eagle Pass $3,964,886
3Port of Newark $2,208,640
4Port of Los Angeles $660,923
5Port of Houston $580,753
6Port of Virginia $289,515
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $258,552
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $232,220
9Port Miami $206,061
10Port of Boston $178,358

U.S. imports of Ceramic building block, flooring blocks increased 6.31 percent through March to $13.52 million

U.S. imports of Ceramic building block, flooring blocks increased 6.31 percent from $12.72 million to $13.52 million through the first three 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 909 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 929 for the last full year with a total value of $54.16 million, a $6.28 million, 13.11 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Denmark, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing, No. 2 Eagle Pass, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Denmark, No. 4 China and No. 5 Portugal. The leading gateways were No. 1 Eagle Pass, No. 2 Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $8,116,841
2Germany $1,864,084
3Denmark $790,132
4Italy $687,451
5Spain $568,630
6China $485,810
7Portugal $399,724
8Canada $129,411
9The Netherlands $93,700
10Belgium $69,778

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $1,889,015
2Los Angeles $411,728
3New York City $338,005
4Norfolk $209,710
5Seattle $207,098
6Houston $69,256
7Detroit $61,871
8Chicago $54,912
9Cleveland $54,145
10Miami $39,739

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Crossing rose 10.31 percent compared to last year to $4.11 million.
  • Eagle Pass rose 3.7 percent compared to last year to $3.96 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 18.47 percent compared to last year to $2.21 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 172.85 percent compared to last year to $660,923.
  • Port of Houston fell 29.54 percent compared to last year to $580,753.

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 Mexico increased $521,454, 6.87 percent, (60.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $452,761, 32.08 percent, (13.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Denmark decreased $214,206, 21.33 percent, (5.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $204,652, 42.39 percent, (5.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $331,972, 140.28 percent, (4.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.95 percent of all these Ceramic building block, flooring blocks imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $12.03 million of the $13.52 million total.

All totaled, 85.23 percent of all these Ceramic building block, flooring blocks imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $11.52 million of the $13.52 million total