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

Imports: Lead, unwrought

Lead, unwrought, the No. 283 import by value totaled $77.61 million for the month of December, $1.29 billion through December of 2018, and $1.48 billion 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
1Canada$563.44 M
2South Korea$271.08 M
3Mexico$205.75 M
4India$59.33 M
5Brazil$38.01 M
6Ecuador$26.98 M
7Thailand$18.99 M
8Argentina$18.41 M
9Russia$17.34 M
10Kazakhstan$12.29 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.29 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $404,732,951
2Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $214,387,648
3Port Laredo $134,508,987
4Boundary Border Crossing, Wash. $113,206,588
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $53,805,609
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $51,520,069
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $45,369,984
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $44,201,937
9Pharr International Bridge in Texas $40,428,900
10Port of New Orleans $25,604,592

U.S. imports of Lead, unwrought decreased 13.22 percent through December to $1.29 billion

U.S. imports of Lead, unwrought decreased 13.22 percent from $1.48 billion to $1.29 billion in 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 283 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 228 for the last full year with a total value of $1.48 billion, a $434.23 million, 41.33 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 India and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Boundary Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 India and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Boundary Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $563,444,503
2South Korea $271,084,177
3Mexico $205,754,965
4India $59,334,450
5Brazil $38,006,940
6Ecuador $26,975,991
7Thailand $18,985,702
8Argentina $18,414,915
9Russia $17,343,092
10Kazakhstan $12,290,970

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $107,479,472
2Ogdensburg, N.Y. $59,057,584
3Seattle $49,695,922
4Laredo $30,668,516
5Detroit $30,599,265
6New Orleans $13,564,256
7Buffalo $11,979,579
8Philadelphia $8,895,934
9Los Angeles $5,207,603
10Pembina, N.D. $4,157,363

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 25.49 percent compared to last year to $404.73 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 6.92 percent compared to last year to $214.39 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 33.31 percent compared to last year to $134.51 million.
  • Boundary Border Crossing, Wash. fell 28.19 percent compared to last year to $113.21 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 25.08 percent compared to last year to $53.81 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 Canada decreased $28.98 million, 4.89 percent, (43.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $33.72 million, 11.06 percent, (21.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $12.25 million, 6.33 percent, (15.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $74.95 million, 55.82 percent, (4.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $12.91 million, 25.35 percent, (2.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.29 percent of all these Lead, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.14 billion of the $1.29 billion total.

All totaled, 71.45 percent of all these Lead, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $920.64 million of the $1.29 billion total