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

Imports: Magnesium, including waste and scrap

Magnesium, including waste and scrap, the No. 728 import by value totaled $14.41 million for the month of December, $171.82 million through December of 2018, and $154.12 million 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
1United Kingdom$41.36 M
2Israel$38.9 M
3Canada$21.86 M
4China$18.47 M
5Mexico$10.42 M
6Russia$8.93 M
7Germany$6.72 M
8Turkey$5.59 M
9Taiwan$5.44 M
10Spain$4.06 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $171.82 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $36,430,423
2Port of New Orleans $22,884,446
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $16,511,308
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $14,678,241
5Port of Los Angeles $10,264,430
6Port of Chester, Penn. $9,731,227
7Port of Houston $6,766,014
8Port Laredo $6,636,684
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $5,537,967
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,044,589

U.S. imports of Magnesium, including waste and scrap increased 11.49 percent through December to $171.82 million

U.S. imports of Magnesium, including waste and scrap increased 11.49 percent from $154.12 million to $171.82 million 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 728 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 734 for the last full year with a total value of $154.12 million, a $6.57 million, 4.09 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Israel, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Israel, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $41,359,407
2Israel $38,897,839
3Canada $21,856,883
4China $18,469,585
5Mexico $10,418,275
6Russia $8,928,664
7Germany $6,715,014
8Turkey $5,586,681
9Taiwan $5,439,014
10Spain $4,060,765

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $7,821,455
2Detroit $6,509,366
3Laredo $3,203,329
4Philadelphia $2,959,871
5New Orleans $2,895,277
6Baltimore $2,524,381
7Los Angeles $2,303,124
8Cleveland $1,907,646
9Seattle $1,435,938
10Norfolk $1,293,079

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 14.36 percent compared to last year to $36.43 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 361.12 percent compared to last year to $22.88 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 11.28 percent compared to last year to $16.51 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 13.18 percent compared to last year to $14.68 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 3.14 percent compared to last year to $10.26 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 United Kingdom increased $15.65 million, 60.86 percent, (24.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Israel decreased $4.61 million, 10.6 percent, (22.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $3.02 million, 16.05 percent, (12.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $911,619, 5.19 percent, (10.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $1.62 million, 13.48 percent, (6.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.24 percent of all these Magnesium, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $131 million of the $171.82 million total.

All totaled, 58.65 percent of all these Magnesium, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $100.77 million of the $171.82 million total