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

Imports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 968 import by value totaled $2.92 million for the month of February, $6.18 million through February of 2019, and $35.51 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$4.7 M
2Germany$711,562
3United Kingdom$597,652
4Spain$59,125
5Colombia$49,305
6China$28,964
7France$18,000
8India$7,900
9South Korea$2,800
10Canada$0
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Maine $3,420,222
2Port of Searsport, Maine $1,028,555
3Port of Newark $518,963
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $437,679
5Port of New Orleans $185,041
6Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $129,376
7Port of Charleston $119,243
8Port of Los Angeles $64,503
9Port of Long Beach $55,677
10Port of Virginia $48,122

U.S. imports of Kaolin clays increased 73.60 percent through February to $6.18 million

U.S. imports of Kaolin clays increased 73.60 percent from $3.56 million to $6.18 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 968 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1032 for the last full year with a total value of $35.51 million, a $6.52 million, 15.51 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Colombia. 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 Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Bulgaria and No. 5 China. 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 Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Duluth, Minn..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $4,700,888
2Germany $711,562
3United Kingdom $597,652
4Spain $59,125
5Colombia $49,305
6China $28,964
7France $18,000
8India $7,900
9South Korea $2,800
10Mexico $0

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Portland, Maine $5,255,789
2New York City $1,015,510
3Minneapolis $999,948
4Cleveland $779,373
5New Orleans $554,175
6Atlanta/Savannah $528,375
7St. Albans, Vt. $279,904
8Los Angeles $250,336
9Houston $125,050
10Chicago $78,821

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 Portland, Maine rose 80.11 percent compared to last year to $3.42 million.
  • Port of Searsport, Maine totaled $1.03 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Newark fell 18.69 percent compared to last year to $518,963.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 102.87 percent compared to last year to $437,679.
  • Port of New Orleans totaled $185,041. 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 $2.37 million, 101.5 percent, (76.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $197,881, 38.52 percent, (11.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $137,161, 29.79 percent, (9.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $53,185, 895.37 percent, (0.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia increased $49,305, 0 percent, (0.8 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.07 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $6.12 million of the $6.18 million total.

All totaled, 90.52 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $5.59 million of the $6.18 million total