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

Imports: Friction material, articles from minerals

Friction material, articles from minerals, the No. 732 import by value totaled $14.9 million for the month of December, $169.85 million through December of 2018, and $201.33 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
1Brazil$35.38 M
2Japan$25.02 M
3India$21.04 M
4United Kingdom$17.49 M
5China$17.24 M
6Mexico$16.33 M
7Colombia$14.87 M
8France$8.61 M
9Germany$3.6 M
10Malaysia$2.65 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $169.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $55,696,444
2Port of Newark $17,152,376
3Port Miami $15,874,650
4Port of Charleston $9,071,419
5El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $8,648,819
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,767,108
7Port Laredo $7,688,152
8Miami International Airport $5,233,920
9Port of Los Angeles $5,037,962
10Port of Long Beach $5,031,364

U.S. imports of Friction material, articles from minerals decreased 15.64 percent through December to $169.85 million

U.S. imports of Friction material, articles from minerals decreased 15.64 percent from $201.33 million to $169.85 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 732 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 675 for the last full year with a total value of $201.33 million, a $22.7 million, 10.13 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 India, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $35,378,099
2Japan $25,022,482
3India $21,038,019
4United Kingdom $17,492,149
5China $17,241,365
6Mexico $16,330,290
7Colombia $14,869,995
8France $8,611,937
9Germany $3,598,898
10Malaysia $2,654,480

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk $7,873,908
2Cleveland $7,517,152
3Atlanta/Savannah $4,883,323
4Miami $4,354,947
5Chicago $2,478,389
6Los Angeles $1,963,487
7Laredo $1,748,776
8Charleston $1,550,091
9El Paso $1,443,560
10St. Louis $1,341,185

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 27.68 percent compared to last year to $55.7 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 48.95 percent compared to last year to $17.15 million.
  • Port Miami rose 10.57 percent compared to last year to $15.87 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 29.52 percent compared to last year to $9.07 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 2.81 percent compared to last year to $8.65 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 Brazil increased $2.66 million, 8.13 percent, (20.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $2.68 million, 12.01 percent, (14.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $256,489, 1.23 percent, (12.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $13.35 million, 43.28 percent, (10.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $18.99 million, 52.41 percent, (10.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.4 percent of all these Friction material, articles from minerals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $116.17 million of the $169.85 million total.

All totaled, 62.67 percent of all these Friction material, articles from minerals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $106.44 million of the $169.85 million total