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

Imports: Graphite

Graphite, the No. 901 import by value totaled $8.57 million for the month of October, $55.2 million through October of 2018, and $58.54 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
1China$21.98 M
2Canada$11.76 M
3Brazil$5.62 M
4Mexico$4.77 M
5Madagascar$3.15 M
6India$2.47 M
7Japan$1.73 M
8Hong Kong$1.12 M
9Germany$1.04 M
10Sri Lanka$887,020
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $55.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $8,753,264
2Port of Newark $6,540,405
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,815,926
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $4,124,697
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,118,698
6Port of Charleston $3,353,548
7Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $3,023,960
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $2,622,468
9Port of New Orleans $2,420,500
10Port of Long Beach $2,412,445

U.S. imports of Graphite increased 15.83 percent through October to $55.2 million

U.S. imports of Graphite increased 15.83 percent from $47.66 million to $55.2 million through the first 10 months of 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 901 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 917 for the last full year with a total value of $58.54 million, a $10.91 million, 22.91 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 of Newark, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

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 Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $21,982,915
2Canada $11,758,886
3Brazil $5,618,535
4Mexico $4,767,455
5Madagascar $3,153,554
6India $2,472,660
7Japan $1,733,619
8Hong Kong $1,116,000
9Germany $1,040,519
10Sri Lanka $887,020

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $1,865,575
2Baltimore $1,166,884
3Detroit $999,755
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $928,951
5Charleston $886,711
6New York City $580,263
7Chicago $573,631
8Phoenix/Nogales $469,813
9Buffalo $371,774
10New Orleans $217,679

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.13 percent compared to last year to $8.75 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 44.68 percent compared to last year to $6.54 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 30.12 percent compared to last year to $4.82 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 10.17 percent compared to last year to $4.12 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 37.22 percent compared to last year to $4.12 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 $236,920, 1.09 percent, (39.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $1.25 million, 11.85 percent, (21.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil decreased $732,865, 11.54 percent, (10.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $625,177, 15.09 percent, (8.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Madagascar increased $1.42 million, 81.5 percent, (5.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.65 percent of all these Graphite imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $47.28 million of the $55.2 million total.

All totaled, 51.36 percent of all these Graphite imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $28.35 million of the $55.2 million total