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

Imports: Cobalt ores and concentrates

Cobalt ores and concentrates, the No. 1210 import by value totaled $0 for the month of May, $170,899 through May of 2020, and $412,707 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
1United Kingdom$100,366
2South Africa$67,710
3Finland$2,823
4Belgium$0
5Singapore$0
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U.S. imports of Cobalt ores and concentrates decreased 27.88 percent through May to $170,899

U.S. imports of Cobalt ores and concentrates decreased 27.88 percent from $236,970 to $170,899 through the first five 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 1210 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1206 for the last full year with a total value of $412,707, a $247,052, 37.45 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Finland, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C., No. 2 Port of Crisfield, Md., No. 3 Humboldt Bay Harbor, Calif., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Africa, No. 4 Finland and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C., No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Huntsville International Airport, Ala..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. rose 22.91 percent compared to last year to $100,366.
  • Port of Crisfield, Md. totaled $67,710. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Humboldt Bay Harbor, Calif. totaled $2,823. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Newark fell 100 percent compared to last year to $0.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 United Kingdom decreased $91,004, 47.55 percent, (58.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa increased $67,710, 0 percent, (39.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Finland increased $2,823, 0 percent, (1.65 percent market share).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Cobalt ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top three markets through May of this year. That is equal to $170,899 of the $170,899 total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Cobalt ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $170,899 of the $170,899 total