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

Imports: Chlorides

Chlorides, the No. 534 import by value totaled $30.46 million for the month of May, $145.55 million through May of 2020, and $339.59 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
1Israel$42.45 M
2China$34.65 M
3Mexico$10.67 M
4Canada$10.06 M
5Germany$8.96 M
6India$8.24 M
7Belgium$6.3 M
8Japan$3.26 M
9Czech Republic$3.17 M
10Argentina$3.01 M
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U.S. imports of Chlorides increased 6.76 percent through May to $145.55 million

U.S. imports of Chlorides increased 6.76 percent from $136.33 million to $145.55 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 534 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 579 for the last full year with a total value of $339.59 million, a $6.04 million, 1.75 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Israel, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Israel, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

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 New Orleans fell 1.14 percent compared to last year to $37.91 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 13.51 percent compared to last year to $13.6 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 40.13 percent compared to last year to $12.23 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 33.65 percent compared to last year to $11.54 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 23.41 percent compared to last year to $10.27 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 Israel decreased $2.46 million, 5.48 percent, (29.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $10.52 million, 43.61 percent, (23.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $3.26 million, 23.44 percent, (7.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $1.88 million, 22.91 percent, (6.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $690,853, 8.35 percent, (6.16 percent market share).

All totaled, 73.37 percent of all these Chlorides imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $106.78 million of the $145.55 million total.

All totaled, 58.78 percent of all these Chlorides imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $85.55 million of the $145.55 million total