Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Magnesium, including waste and scrap

Magnesium, including waste and scrap, the No. 673 import by value totaled $28.02 million for the month of December, $214.68 million through December of 2019, and $171.82 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

RankCountry2019
1Israel$36.04 M
2Canada$35.38 M
3China$27.28 M
4United Kingdom$24 M
5Taiwan$16.47 M
6Turkey$13.33 M
7Russia$12.86 M
8Mexico$11.51 M
9Germany$8.06 M
10Spain$5 M
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U.S. imports of Magnesium, including waste and scrap increased 24.95 percent through December 2019 to $214.68 million

U.S. imports of Magnesium, including waste and scrap increased 24.95 percent from $171.82 million to $214.68 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 673 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 728 for the last full year with a total value of $171.82 million, a $17.7 million, 11.49 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Israel, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Chester, Penn. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 173.45 percent to $40.14 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.22 percent to $34.53 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 70.99 percent to $28.23 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 51.26 percent to $14.72 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 54.28 percent to $10.44 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 Israel decreased $2.86 million, 7.35 percent, (16.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $13.52 million, 61.85 percent, (16.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $8.81 million, 47.69 percent, (12.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $17.36 million, 41.97 percent, (11.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $11.03 million, 202.8 percent, (7.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.82 percent of all these Magnesium, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $139.17 million of the $214.68 million total.

All totaled, 59.65 percent of all these Magnesium, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $128.06 million of the $214.68 million total.