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

Imports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 999 import by value totaled $3.01 million for the month of October, $28.87 million through October of 2018, and $42.03 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$20.25 M
2Germany$4.18 M
3United Kingdom$2.82 M
4Bulgaria$678,117
5The Netherlands$252,939
6Spain$228,840
7France$112,151
8China$102,220
9New Zealand$81,900
10Mexico$53,380
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $28.87 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Maine $13,733,568
2Port of Searsport, Maine $4,462,815
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,415,683
4Port of Newark $2,393,558
5Port of New York $1,179,621
6Port of Duluth, Minn. $727,108
7Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $666,366
8Port of New Orleans $600,102
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $526,419
10Port of Los Angeles $454,853

U.S. imports of Kaolin clays decreased 11.40 percent through October to $28.87 million

U.S. imports of Kaolin clays decreased 11.40 percent from $32.59 million to $28.87 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 999 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 968 for the last full year with a total value of $42.03 million, a $229,462, 0.54 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portland, Maine, No. 2 Port of Searsport, Maine, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portland, Maine, No. 2 Port of Searsport, Maine, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Duluth, Minn. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $20,250,779
2Germany $4,178,341
3United Kingdom $2,823,465
4Bulgaria $678,117
5The Netherlands $252,939
6Spain $228,840
7France $112,151
8China $102,220
9New Zealand $81,900
10Mexico $53,380

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland, Maine $1,898,925
2New York City $638,244
3Cleveland $311,828
4Atlanta/Savannah $188,357
5St. Albans, Vt. $161,194
6Los Angeles $115,304
7Chicago $78,821
8New Orleans $39,220
9Houston $33,647
10Dallas $27,678

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 Portland, Maine fell 18.28 percent compared to last year to $13.73 million.
  • Port of Searsport, Maine fell 10.76 percent compared to last year to $4.46 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 27.32 percent compared to last year to $2.42 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 10.03 percent compared to last year to $2.39 million.
  • Port of New York rose 147.09 percent compared to last year to $1.18 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 $3.84 million, 15.93 percent, (70.14 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $1.64 million, 64.83 percent, (14.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $342,324, 10.81 percent, (9.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Bulgaria decreased $990,576, 59.36 percent, (2.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $56,062, 28.48 percent, (0.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.62 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $28.18 million of the $28.87 million total.

All totaled, 83.77 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $24.19 million of the $28.87 million total