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

Imports: Iron ores and concentrates

Iron ores and concentrates, the No. 376 import by value totaled $65.02 million for the month of August, $565.29 million through August 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$277.25 M
2Canada$158.85 M
3Sweden$61.43 M
4Russia$38.21 M
5Chile$10.29 M
6Peru$5.11 M
7Mauritius$3.6 M
8South Africa$3.36 M
9Greece$2.6 M
10Venezuela$1.8 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $565.29 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $274,077,354
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $231,712,134
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $31,274,302
4Port of New Orleans $21,421,935
5Port of Mobile, Ala. $2,980,196
6Port of Long Beach $1,456,837
7Port of Longview, Wash. $1,178,501
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $664,942
9Port of Tampa, Fla. $205,710
10Port of Virginia $127,956

U.S. imports of Iron ores and concentrates increased 53.00 percent through August to $565.29 million

U.S. imports of Iron ores and concentrates increased 53.00 percent from $369.48 million to $565.29 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 376 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 467 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 August 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Mobile, Ala..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Sweden, No. 3 Canada, 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $277,250,803
2Canada $158,852,922
3Sweden $61,433,299
4Russia $38,207,105
5Chile $10,285,847
6Peru $5,114,644
7Mauritius $3,598,669
8South Africa $3,360,668
9Greece $2,603,177
10Venezuela $1,796,786

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 45 percent compared to last year to $274.08 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 64.7 percent compared to last year to $231.71 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 42.77 percent compared to last year to $31.27 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 144.28 percent compared to last year to $21.42 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. totaled $2.98 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $43.88 million, 18.8 percent, (49.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $114.78 million, 260.46 percent, (28.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Sweden increased $8.02 million, 15.02 percent, (10.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $22.49 million, 143.09 percent, (6.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Chile increased $7.19 million, 231.94 percent, (1.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.59 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $546.03 million of the $565.29 million total.

All totaled, 99.32 percent of all these Iron ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $561.47 million of the $565.29 million total