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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Imports: Graphite

Graphite, the No. 871 import by value totaled $6.48 million for the month of February, $12.39 million through February of 2019, and $64.16 million for all of 2018, 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
1China$6.3 M
2Canada$2.2 M
3Madagascar$971,084
4Mexico$930,508
5Brazil$841,991
6Japan$461,386
7Germany$291,068
8Sri Lanka$170,122
9The Netherlands$87,892
10Mozambique$70,364
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.39 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $2,958,652
2Port of Los Angeles $1,311,582
3Port of Charleston $1,083,234
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $988,329
5Port of Newark $802,014
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $768,606
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $647,042
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $452,046
9Port of Houston $396,676
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $358,812

U.S. imports of Graphite increased 38.49 percent through February to $12.39 million

U.S. imports of Graphite increased 38.49 percent from $8.95 million to $12.39 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 871 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 916 for the last full year with a total value of $64.16 million, a $5.61 million, 9.59 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Madagascar, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $6,303,948
2Canada $2,202,395
3Madagascar $971,084
4Mexico $930,508
5Brazil $841,991
6Japan $461,386
7Germany $291,068
8Sri Lanka $170,122
9The Netherlands $87,892
10Mozambique $70,364

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $2,659,575
2Los Angeles $2,441,100
3Baltimore $2,313,844
4Charleston $1,598,297
5New York City $1,486,248
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,463,266
7Phoenix/Nogales $1,159,192
8New Orleans $1,019,272
9Chicago $951,695
10Buffalo $648,682

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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $2.96 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 43.49 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 22.47 percent compared to last year to $1.08 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 112.75 percent compared to last year to $988,329.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.4 percent compared to last year to $802,014.

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 China increased $2.16 million, 52.12 percent, (50.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $86,328, 3.77 percent, (17.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Madagascar increased $840,373, 642.92 percent, (7.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $284,189, 43.97 percent, (7.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $367,840, 30.4 percent, (6.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.76 percent of all these Graphite imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $11.25 million of the $12.39 million total.

All totaled, 57.63 percent of all these Graphite imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $7.14 million of the $12.39 million total