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

Imports: Magnesite

Magnesite, the No. 590 import by value totaled $33.45 million for the month of August, $213.3 million through August of 2019, and $342.99 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
1China$123.51 M
2Brazil$22.04 M
3Canada$13.15 M
4Israel$9.52 M
5Mexico$8.37 M
6Japan$7.31 M
7Australia$6.16 M
8The Netherlands$4.78 M
9Turkey$3.91 M
10Spain$3.33 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $213.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $74,159,109
2Port of New Orleans $48,459,748
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $32,978,807
4Port of Newark $14,749,852
5Port Laredo $4,568,447
6Port of Los Angeles $4,558,876
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $4,174,938
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $3,782,845
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,375,823
10Port of Houston $3,001,198

U.S. imports of Magnesite decreased 17.25 percent through August to $213.3 million

U.S. imports of Magnesite decreased 17.25 percent from $257.77 million to $213.3 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 590 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 541 for the last full year with a total value of $342.99 million, a $141.29 million, 70.05 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $123,505,805
2Brazil $22,042,124
3Canada $13,146,178
4Israel $9,519,153
5Mexico $8,372,273
6Japan $7,306,754
7Australia $6,164,790
8The Netherlands $4,777,310
9Turkey $3,911,423
10Spain $3,328,138

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $38,332,313
2Baltimore $32,744,816
3New York City $5,288,301
4Laredo $3,632,024
5Los Angeles $2,175,244
6Great Falls, Mont. $1,803,737
7Pembina, N.D. $1,617,832
8Seattle $1,353,593
9Atlanta/Savannah $1,059,134
10Cleveland $900,813

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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 9.31 percent compared to last year to $74.16 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.11 percent compared to last year to $48.46 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 56.62 percent compared to last year to $32.98 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 1.47 percent compared to last year to $14.75 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 17.26 percent compared to last year to $4.57 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 China decreased $31.72 million, 20.44 percent, (57.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Brazil decreased $10.13 million, 31.48 percent, (10.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $3.93 million, 42.72 percent, (6.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Israel decreased $1.21 million, 11.29 percent, (4.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $976,843, 13.21 percent, (3.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.79 percent of all these Magnesite imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $176.59 million of the $213.3 million total.

All totaled, 82 percent of all these Magnesite imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $174.92 million of the $213.3 million total