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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Cobalt articles, including scrap

Cobalt articles, including scrap, the No. 408 import by value totaled $74.26 million for the month of October, $646.42 million through October of 2018, and $537.55 million for all of 2017, 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
1Japan$118.79 M
2Canada$107.53 M
3Norway$87.51 M
4China$64.23 M
5Madagascar$57.42 M
6Finland$43.08 M
7United Kingdom$42.43 M
8Australia$38.48 M
9Russia$26.31 M
10Morocco$15.63 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $646.42 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $357,801,139
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $50,953,229
3Port of Newark $42,343,014
4Port of Charleston $20,550,301
5Port of Virginia $19,102,166
6Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $18,271,894
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $17,286,570
8Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $13,116,345
9Port of Chester, Penn. $12,173,798
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $11,885,222

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap increased 49.33 percent through October to $646.42 million

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap increased 49.33 percent from $432.89 million to $646.42 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 408 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 466 for the last full year with a total value of $537.55 million, a $204.99 million, 61.64 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Norway, No. 4 China and No. 5 Madagascar. 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Norway, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Madagascar and No. 5 China. 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 Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $118,789,829
2Canada $107,533,979
3Norway $87,509,491
4China $64,229,853
5Madagascar $57,419,878
6Finland $43,075,497
7United Kingdom $42,432,317
8Australia $38,475,207
9Russia $26,308,873
10Morocco $15,629,105

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $76,337,882
2Portland, Maine $14,927,486
3Buffalo $11,471,349
4New York City $8,453,291
5Philadelphia $7,915,819
6Seattle $4,231,009
7Detroit $3,602,997
8Norfolk $3,408,008
9Atlanta/Savannah $3,314,262
10Chicago $3,152,057

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 66.03 percent compared to last year to $357.8 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.06 percent compared to last year to $50.95 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 24.87 percent compared to last year to $42.34 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 96.24 percent compared to last year to $20.55 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 8.72 percent compared to last year to $19.1 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 Japan increased $69.45 million, 140.76 percent, (18.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $40.18 million, 59.64 percent, (16.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Norway decreased $16.26 million, 15.67 percent, (13.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $29.57 million, 85.31 percent, (9.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Madagascar increased $12.89 million, 28.96 percent, (8.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.37 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $435.48 million of the $646.42 million total.

All totaled, 75.92 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $490.75 million of the $646.42 million total