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

Imports: Cobalt articles, including scrap

Cobalt articles, including scrap, the No. 420 import by value totaled $61.11 million for the month of March, $169.12 million through March of 2019, and $740.08 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
1Norway$43.13 M
2Canada$32.8 M
3Madagascar$24.58 M
4Japan$15.85 M
5United Kingdom$13.49 M
6China$10.25 M
7Russia$7.57 M
8Finland$6.9 M
9France$3.21 M
10Morocco$2.8 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $169.12 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $81,816,115
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $13,025,011
3Port of Newark $9,771,230
4Port of Los Angeles $8,980,481
5Port of Chester, Penn. $6,916,672
6Port of Long Beach $6,188,945
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,761,107
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,779,129
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $3,816,187
10Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $3,726,024

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap decreased 18.95 percent through March to $169.12 million

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap decreased 18.95 percent from $208.66 million to $169.12 million through the first three 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 420 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 377 for the last full year with a total value of $740.08 million, a $202.53 million, 37.68 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Norway, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Madagascar, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Norway and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Norway $43,126,368
2Canada $32,804,616
3Madagascar $24,579,707
4Japan $15,847,445
5United Kingdom $13,488,463
6China $10,249,342
7Russia $7,569,278
8Finland $6,904,998
9France $3,206,338
10Morocco $2,797,355

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $105,802,023
2Buffalo $23,899,670
3Portland, Maine $18,030,488
4Philadelphia $14,994,342
5New York City $13,780,683
6Detroit $10,945,540
7Chicago $8,804,690
8Pembina, N.D. $5,036,159
9Norfolk $4,982,457
10Charleston $4,850,900

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:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 25.87 percent compared to last year to $81.82 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 12.4 percent compared to last year to $13.03 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 38.56 percent compared to last year to $9.77 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 516.38 percent compared to last year to $8.98 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 230.23 percent compared to last year to $6.92 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 Norway increased $16.45 million, 61.69 percent, (25.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $6.55 million, 16.65 percent, (19.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Madagascar increased $15.19 million, 161.66 percent, (14.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $19.27 million, 54.87 percent, (9.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $13,820, 0.1 percent, (7.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.78 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $129.85 million of the $169.12 million total.

All totaled, 71.26 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $120.51 million of the $169.12 million total