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

Imports: Chalk

Chalk, the No. 1183 import by value totaled $147,208 for the month of May, $693,823 through May of 2020, and $2.42 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
1China$582,887
2Canada$37,233
3The Netherlands$30,581
4Spain$16,416
5Germany$8,064
6United Kingdom$7,644
7Belgium$4,710
8Japan$4,284
9Mexico$2,004
10Indonesia$0
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U.S. imports of Chalk decreased 39.70 percent through May to $693,823

U.S. imports of Chalk decreased 39.70 percent from $1.15 million to $693,823 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 1183 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1170 for the last full year with a total value of $2.42 million, a $326,670, 15.57 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Poland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Houston Int’l Airport, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Houston.

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 Los Angeles fell 41.16 percent compared to last year to $251,545.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 39.84 percent compared to last year to $250,361.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 121.17 percent compared to last year to $62,913.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 45.8 percent compared to last year to $37,233.
  • Port of Houston fell 37.73 percent compared to last year to $30,581.

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 decreased $284,196, 32.78 percent, (84.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $11,339, 23.34 percent, (5.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $23,142, 43.08 percent, (4.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $16,416, 0 percent, (2.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $2,542, 46.03 percent, (1.16 percent market share).

All totaled, 97.31 percent of all these Chalk imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $675,181 of the $693,823 total.

All totaled, 91.18 percent of all these Chalk imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $632,633 of the $693,823 total