Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Kaolin clays

Kaolin clays, the No. 997 import by value totaled $3 million for the month of May, $10.57 million through May of 2020, and $39.99 million for all of 2019, 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$7.87 M
2United Kingdom$1.19 M
3Germany$941,299
4China$152,409
5Colombia$132,343
6Spain$95,741
7New Zealand$82,000
8France$55,879
9The Netherlands$16,211
10Morocco$10,800
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U.S. imports of Kaolin clays decreased 40.41 percent through May to $10.57 million

U.S. imports of Kaolin clays decreased 40.41 percent from $17.74 million to $10.57 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 997 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 955 for the last full year with a total value of $39.99 million, a $4.48 million, 12.60 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Portland, Maine, No. 2 Port of Duluth, Minn., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Searsport, Maine and No. 5 Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 France. 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..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first five months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Portland, Maine fell 45.3 percent compared to last year to $4.31 million.
  • Port of Duluth, Minn. totaled $1.45 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Newark fell 23.2 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • Port of Searsport, Maine fell 73.17 percent compared to last year to $1.23 million.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. rose 8.97 percent compared to last year to $379,035.

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 $5.2 million, 39.78 percent, (74.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $332,447, 21.77 percent, (11.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $1.61 million, 63.04 percent, (8.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $99,781, 189.6 percent, (1.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia increased $83,038, 168.42 percent, (1.25 percent market share).

All totaled, 97.34 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $10.29 million of the $10.57 million total.

All totaled, 82.13 percent of all these Kaolin clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $8.68 million of the $10.57 million total