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

Imports: Mercury, alkaline metals

Mercury, alkaline metals, the No. 878 import by value totaled $5.47 million for the month of July, $44.25 million through July 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$17.61 M
2France$16.16 M
3Russia$7.94 M
4United Kingdom$752,809
5Germany$728,938
6Japan$403,498
7Hong Kong$207,938
8Israel$194,852
9Canada$120,983
10Austria$94,340
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $44.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $8,162,712
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $7,622,586
3Port of Charleston $6,356,701
4Port of Seattle, Wash. $4,195,300
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $3,722,949
6Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,641,694
7Port of Houston $2,638,510
8Port of New Orleans $1,831,753
9Port of Los Angeles $1,246,731
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,241,519

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals decreased 10.78 percent through July to $44.25 million

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals decreased 10.78 percent from $49.6 million to $44.25 million through the first seven 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 878 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 868 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 July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 France, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, theleading 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..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $17,610,801
2France $16,155,829
3Russia $7,943,120
4United Kingdom $752,809
5Germany $728,938
6Japan $403,498
7Hong Kong $207,938
8Israel $194,852
9Canada $120,983
10Austria $94,340

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 0.18 percent compared to last year to $8.16 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 4.63 percent compared to last year to $7.62 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 34.57 percent compared to last year to $6.36 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 4.18 percent compared to last year to $4.2 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 33.79 percent compared to last year to $3.72 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 $6.04 million, 25.54 percent, (39.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $676,517, 4.37 percent, (36.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia decreased $694,744, 8.04 percent, (17.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $597,378, 384.34 percent, (1.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $431,253, 37.17 percent, (1.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.6 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $43.19 million of the $44.25 million total.

All totaled, 67.93 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $30.06 million of the $44.25 million total