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

Imports: Iron ores and concentrates

Iron ores and concentrates, the No. 469 import by value totaled $52.26 million for the month of October, $455.99 million through October of 2018, and $628.41 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$290.3 M
2Canada$62.91 M
3Sweden$53.41 M
4Russia$15.72 M
5South Africa$8.3 M
6Chile$7.71 M
7Ukraine$6.08 M
8Australia$4.69 M
9Venezuela$2.61 M
10Argentina$1.92 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $455.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $228,071,682
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $170,021,907
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $32,571,645
4Port of New Orleans $13,382,743
5Port of Longview, Wash. $7,234,618
6Port of Gary, Ind. $2,163,626
7Port of Muskegon, Mich. $1,173,517
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $687,600
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $179,528
10Port of Virginia $98,952

U.S. imports of Iron ores and concentrates decreased 1.65 percent through October to $455.99 million

U.S. imports of Iron ores and concentrates decreased 1.65 percent from $463.65 million to $455.99 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 469 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 452 for the last full year with a total value of $628.41 million, a $382.42 million, 155.46 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 South Africa. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Longview, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Norway and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Longview, Wash..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $290,299,267
2Canada $62,913,256
3Sweden $53,410,201
4Russia $15,717,451
5South Africa $8,301,686
6Chile $7,712,192
7Ukraine $6,081,712
8Australia $4,690,256
9Venezuela $2,611,655
10Argentina $1,920,671

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $45,946,206
2Houston $43,824,817
3Cleveland $36,360
4Great Falls, Mont. $14,630
5New York City $4,812

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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 21.31 percent compared to last year to $228.07 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas fell 15.78 percent compared to last year to $170.02 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 1.06 percent compared to last year to $32.57 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 55.25 percent compared to last year to $13.38 million.
  • Port of Longview, Wash. fell 0.86 percent compared to last year to $7.23 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 decreased $4.45 million, 1.51 percent, (63.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $3.39 million, 5.11 percent, (13.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Sweden increased $15.43 million, 40.63 percent, (11.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $10.05 million, 177.35 percent, (3.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa increased $4.44 million, 114.97 percent, (1.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.44 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $430.64 million of the $455.99 million total.

All totaled, 98.97 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $451.28 million of the $455.99 million total