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

Imports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 960 import by value totaled $3.36 million for the month of August, $27.47 million through August 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$20.52 M
2Germany$3.67 M
3United Kingdom$2.24 M
4Spain$390,697
5New Zealand$158,000
6The Netherlands$128,436
7France$97,067
8China$87,630
9Canada$57,350
10Colombia$49,305
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $27.47 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Maine $12,081,859
2Port of Searsport, Maine $5,792,100
3Port of Newark $2,533,542
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,672,818
5Port of Duluth, Minn. $1,627,749
6Port of New Orleans $1,159,641
7Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $578,153
8Port of Charleston $468,327
9Port of Los Angeles $386,233
10Port of Houston $259,877

U.S. imports of Kaolin clays increased 20.11 percent through August to $27.47 million

U.S. imports of Kaolin clays increased 20.11 percent from $22.87 million to $27.47 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 960 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1001 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 New Zealand. 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..

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 Spain. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $20,521,241
2Germany $3,673,909
3United Kingdom $2,242,945
4Spain $390,697
5New Zealand $158,000
6The Netherlands $128,436
7France $97,067
8China $87,630
9Canada $57,350
10Colombia $49,305

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Portland, Maine rose 12.48 percent compared to last year to $12.08 million.
  • Port of Searsport, Maine rose 61.81 percent compared to last year to $5.79 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 28.46 percent compared to last year to $2.53 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 22.09 percent compared to last year to $1.67 million.
  • Port of Duluth, Minn. rose 123.87 percent compared to last year to $1.63 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 increased $4.37 million, 27.03 percent, (74.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $600,640, 19.54 percent, (13.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $54,918, 2.51 percent, (8.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $161,857, 70.73 percent, (1.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 New Zealand increased $76,100, 92.92 percent, (0.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.25 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $26.99 million of the $27.47 million total.

All totaled, 86.31 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $23.71 million of the $27.47 million total