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

Imports: Cobalt articles, including scrap

Cobalt articles, including scrap, the No. 413 import by value totaled $52.65 million for the month of December, $740.08 million through December 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
1Canada$137.21 M
2Japan$128.51 M
3Norway$93.95 M
4China$69.32 M
5Madagascar$65.17 M
6United Kingdom$52.07 M
7Finland$48.49 M
8Australia$38.48 M
9Russia$36.16 M
10Morocco$16.36 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $740.08 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $387,255,411
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $63,381,550
3Port of Newark $50,522,593
4Port of Charleston $23,567,659
5Port of Virginia $22,470,852
6Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $20,399,352
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,136,126
8Port of Chester, Penn. $16,880,888
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $15,813,026
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $15,718,117

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap increased 37.68 percent through December to $740.08 million

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap increased 37.68 percent from $537.55 million to $740.08 million in 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 413 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 457 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $137,208,209
2Japan $128,508,060
3Norway $93,954,678
4China $69,318,523
5Madagascar $65,174,628
6United Kingdom $52,072,572
7Finland $48,486,346
8Australia $38,475,207
9Russia $36,162,515
10Morocco $16,364,075

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $93,481,200
2Buffalo $18,254,400
3Portland, Maine $18,030,488
4Philadelphia $13,734,937
5Detroit $10,283,277
6New York City $10,041,528
7Chicago $5,817,924
8Seattle $4,267,847
9Atlanta/Savannah $3,877,999
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,602,587

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 36.8 percent compared to last year to $387.26 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.54 percent compared to last year to $63.38 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 26.98 percent compared to last year to $50.52 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 99.1 percent compared to last year to $23.57 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 13.73 percent compared to last year to $22.47 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 Canada increased $57.58 million, 72.31 percent, (18.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $56.35 million, 78.1 percent, (17.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Norway decreased $42.81 million, 31.3 percent, (12.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $30.27 million, 77.53 percent, (9.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Madagascar increased $11.12 million, 20.58 percent, (8.81 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.77 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $494.16 million of the $740.08 million total.

All totaled, 73.94 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $547.2 million of the $740.08 million total