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

Imports: Graphite

Graphite, the No. 908 import by value totaled $6.15 million for the month of August, $42.99 million through August 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$18 M
2Canada$10.56 M
3Brazil$3.54 M
4Mexico$3.49 M
5Madagascar$2.94 M
6Japan$1.62 M
7Germany$818,724
8Mozambique$814,511
9Sri Lanka$540,193
10United Kingdom$343,631
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $42.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $6,102,325
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,266,158
3Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $3,047,372
4Port of Newark $2,891,729
5Port of Charleston $2,851,719
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $2,798,150
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,593,592
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,264,373
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,522,434
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,434,270

U.S. imports of Graphite increased 1.71 percent through August to $42.99 million

U.S. imports of Graphite increased 1.71 percent from $42.27 million to $42.99 million through the first eight 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 908 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 911 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Madagascar. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Madagascar. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $18,000,480
2Canada $10,556,188
3Brazil $3,542,813
4Mexico $3,489,412
5Madagascar $2,942,239
6Japan $1,620,725
7Germany $818,724
8Mozambique $814,511
9Sri Lanka $540,193
10United Kingdom $343,631

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 16.2 percent compared to last year to $6.1 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 36.3 percent compared to last year to $5.27 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 4.19 percent compared to last year to $3.05 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 43.01 percent compared to last year to $2.89 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 3.36 percent compared to last year to $2.85 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 China increased $188,583, 1.06 percent, (41.87 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $863,513, 8.91 percent, (24.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil decreased $1.15 million, 24.49 percent, (8.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $233,648, 6.28 percent, (8.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Madagascar increased $1.2 million, 68.74 percent, (6.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.62 percent of all these Graphite imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $38.53 million of the $42.99 million total.

All totaled, 46.89 percent of all these Graphite imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $20.16 million of the $42.99 million total