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

Imports: Chromium ores and concentrates

Chromium ores and concentrates, the No. 970 import by value totaled $109,112 for the month of August, $26.77 million through August of 2019, and $54.76 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
1South Africa$26.64 M
2Brazil$81,424
3Belgium$25,641
4The Netherlands$9,216
5Spain$7,520
6China$5,800
7Mexico$0
8United Kingdom$0
9Canada$0
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $26.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, N.C. $13,607,803
2Port of New Orleans $7,280,174
3Port of Wilmington, Dela. $4,356,239
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $691,471
5Port of Houston $293,260
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $198,184
7Port of Newark $79,852
8Port of Virginia $66,916
9Port of Charleston $52,458
10Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $47,880

U.S. imports of Chromium ores and concentrates decreased 22.95 percent through August to $26.77 million

U.S. imports of Chromium ores and concentrates decreased 22.95 percent from $34.74 million to $26.77 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 970 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 936 for the last full year with a total value of $54.76 million, a $21.16 million, 62.99 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Africa $26,635,914
2Brazil $81,424
3Belgium $25,641
4The Netherlands $9,216
5Spain $7,520
6China $5,800
7Canada $0

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Wilmington $7,905,451
2New Orleans $1,711,256
3Philadelphia $1,179,000
4San Francisco $164,170
5Houston $107,838
6Charleston $87,500
7Chicago $45,600
8Jacksonville/Tampa $15,960
9Detroit $11,134
10St. Louis $11,134

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 Wilmington, N.C. fell 31.23 percent compared to last year to $13.61 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 21.21 percent compared to last year to $7.28 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 15.28 percent compared to last year to $4.36 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 166.97 percent compared to last year to $691,471.
  • Port of Houston fell 39.59 percent compared to last year to $293,260.

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 South Africa decreased $7.94 million, 22.97 percent, (99.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Brazil decreased $18,058, 18.15 percent, (0.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium decreased $5,595, 17.91 percent, (0.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $5,904, 39.05 percent, (0.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $7,520, 0 percent, (0.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.98 percent of all these Chromium ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $26.76 million of the $26.77 million total.

All totaled, 98 percent of all these Chromium ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $26.23 million of the $26.77 million total