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

Imports: Iron ores and concentrates

Iron ores and concentrates, the No. 409 import by value totaled $50.05 million for the month of February, $118.84 million through February of 2019, and $589.7 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
1Brazil$67.63 M
2Canada$28.02 M
3Sweden$10.33 M
4Russia$8.86 M
5Chile$3.97 M
6Norway$28,272
7The Netherlands$13,959
8Poland$0
9Mexico$0
10Ecuador$0
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $118.84 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $67,419,816
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $47,400,096
3Port of New Orleans $3,973,073
4Port of Virginia $28,272
5Port of Charleston $11,861
6Port of Houston $7,315
7Port of Newark $0

U.S. imports of Iron ores and concentrates increased 32.30 percent through February to $118.84 million

U.S. imports of Iron ores and concentrates increased 32.30 percent from $89.83 million to $118.84 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 409 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 461 for the last full year with a total value of $589.7 million, a $38.72 million, 6.16 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Norway. 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..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $67,625,071
2Canada $28,017,661
3Sweden $10,332,285
4Russia $8,856,756
5Chile $3,966,429
6Norway $28,272
7The Netherlands $13,959
8South Africa $0

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $113,925,606
2Houston $90,692,208
3Chicago $17,686,000
4Jacksonville/Tampa $1,158,000
5Cleveland $36,360
6Great Falls, Mont. $14,630
7New York City $12,470
8Detroit $3,638
9Baltimore $0
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $0

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 rose 46.75 percent compared to last year to $67.42 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 8.16 percent compared to last year to $47.4 million.
  • Port of New Orleans totaled $3.97 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Virginia totaled $28,272. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Charleston rose 143.85 percent compared to last year to $11,861.

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 $7.47 million, 12.42 percent, (56.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $11.53 million, 69.93 percent, (23.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Sweden decreased $886,211, 7.9 percent, (8.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $8.86 million, 0 percent, (7.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Chile increased $3.97 million, 0 percent, (3.34 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.96 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $118.8 million of the $118.84 million total.

All totaled, 99.99 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $118.83 million of the $118.84 million total