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

Imports: Cobalt articles, including scrap

Cobalt articles, including scrap, the No. 419 import by value totaled $33.2 million for the month of February, $102.21 million through February of 2020, and $555.6 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
1Norway$33.8 M
2Australia$23.94 M
3Canada$13.24 M
4Japan$8.26 M
5United Kingdom$5.71 M
6Russia$5.67 M
7Madagascar$3.5 M
8Finland$1.6 M
9France$1.41 M
10Germany$1.16 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $102.21 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $66,241,551
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,527,607
3Port of Newark $3,773,383
4Port of Charleston $3,412,140
5Port of Long Beach $3,202,726
6Port of Los Angeles $1,781,468
7Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,735,800
8Port of Wilmington, N.C. $1,621,624
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $1,438,111
10Port of Chester, Penn. $1,389,323

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap decreased 5.37 percent through February to $102.21 million

U.S. imports of Cobalt articles, including scrap decreased 5.37 percent from $108.02 million to $102.21 million through the first two 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 419 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 430 for the last full year with a total value of $555.6 million, a $184.48 million, 24.93 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Norway, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Canada, 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 Charleston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Norway, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 United Kingdom 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 Charleston.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Norway $33,804,707
2Australia $23,942,873
3Canada $13,243,439
4Japan $8,255,084
5United Kingdom $5,711,096
6Russia $5,666,336
7Madagascar $3,496,631
8Finland $1,599,611
9France $1,412,067
10Germany $1,157,009

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $20,558,584
2Buffalo $5,008,438
3Los Angeles $4,431,275
4Chicago $3,927,150
5Charleston $2,706,743
6New York City $2,449,444
7Philadelphia $2,164,264
8Atlanta/Savannah $1,766,794
9Detroit $1,381,826
10Portland, Maine $1,186,262

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 32.18 percent compared to last year to $66.24 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 29.69 percent compared to last year to $6.53 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 52.81 percent compared to last year to $3.77 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 119.17 percent compared to last year to $3.41 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 107.99 percent compared to last year to $3.2 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 $5.65 million, 20.05 percent, (33.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Australia increased $23.94 million, 0 percent, (23.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $9.85 million, 42.66 percent, (12.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $1.76 million, 17.59 percent, (8.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $3.7 million, 39.32 percent, (5.59 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.12 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $84.96 million of the $102.21 million total.

All totaled, 81.36 percent of all these Cobalt articles, including scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $83.16 million of the $102.21 million total