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

Imports: Chalk

Chalk, the No. 1169 import by value totaled $306,250 for the month of August, $1.97 million through August of 2019, and $2.1 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
1China$1.54 M
2Taiwan$198,223
3The Netherlands$53,723
4Canada$53,581
5Spain$41,283
6Poland$39,068
7Germany$29,038
8United Kingdom$6,112
9Italy$4,934
10Japan$3,904
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.97 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $648,663
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $629,020
3Port of Long Beach $225,847
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $166,491
5Port of Houston $54,048
6Port Miami $41,283
7Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $39,068
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $30,546
9Port of Eastport, Idaho $23,035
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $20,930

U.S. imports of Chalk increased 46.49 percent through August to $1.97 million

U.S. imports of Chalk increased 46.49 percent from $1.35 million to $1.97 million through the first eight 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 1169 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1182 for the last full year with a total value of $2.1 million, a $283,872, 15.65 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Poland and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,541,067
2Taiwan $198,223
3The Netherlands $53,723
4Canada $53,581
5Spain $41,283
6Poland $39,068
7Germany $29,038
8United Kingdom $6,112
9Italy $4,934
10Japan $3,904

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $250,296
2Los Angeles $196,217
3Great Falls, Mont. $144,015
4Houston $22,279
5Seattle $21,840
6Wilmington $8,787
7New York City $2,261
8Norfolk $0
9Chicago $0
10El Paso $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.98 percent compared to last year to $648,663.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 1.22 percent compared to last year to $629,020.
  • Port of Long Beach totaled $225,847. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. totaled $166,491. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Houston rose 694.82 percent compared to last year to $54,048.

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 $442,235, 40.25 percent, (78.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $110,421, 125.76 percent, (10.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands increased $46,923, 690.04 percent, (2.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $15,764, 22.73 percent, (2.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $41,283, 0 percent, (2.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.61 percent of all these Chalk imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.89 million of the $1.97 million total.

All totaled, 87.32 percent of all these Chalk imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.72 million of the $1.97 million total