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

Imports: Mercury, alkaline metals

Mercury, alkaline metals, the No. 859 import by value totaled $7.94 million for the month of March, $19.9 million through March of 2019, and $87.53 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$8.02 M
2France$6.95 M
3Russia$4.13 M
4Germany$624,597
5Japan$79,379
6United Kingdom$70,419
7Madagascar$8,676
8The Netherlands$6,250
9Austria$5,979
10Hungary$3,200
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $19.9 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $4,031,344
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $3,600,037
3Port of Newark $3,273,270
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,652,527
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $1,621,857
6Port of Wilmington, N.C. $1,600,306
7Port of Houston $947,894
8Port of New Orleans $666,973
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $481,859
10Port of Los Angeles $430,734

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals increased 6.40 percent through March to $19.9 million

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals increased 6.40 percent from $18.7 million to $19.9 million through the first three 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 859 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 873 for the last full year with a total value of $87.53 million, a $19.63 million, 28.91 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $8,023,065
2France $6,953,035
3Russia $4,126,334
4Germany $624,597
5Japan $79,379
6United Kingdom $70,419
7Madagascar $8,676
8The Netherlands $6,250
9Austria $5,979
10Hungary $3,200

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $6,854,144
2Charleston $5,641,103
3New York City $3,948,044
4Baltimore $1,486,354
5Cleveland $1,372,256
6Houston $1,084,355
7New Orleans $1,025,889
8Wilmington $814,430
9Los Angeles $687,391
10Chicago $545,802

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 16.37 percent compared to last year to $4.03 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 7.79 percent compared to last year to $3.6 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.68 percent compared to last year to $3.27 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 30.45 percent compared to last year to $1.65 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 6.68 percent compared to last year to $1.62 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 increased $744,326, 10.23 percent, (40.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $1.08 million, 18.48 percent, (34.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia decreased $52,452, 1.26 percent, (20.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $434,555, 41.03 percent, (3.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $42,034, 112.56 percent, (0.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.53 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $19.81 million of the $19.9 million total.

All totaled, 71.25 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $14.18 million of the $19.9 million total