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

Imports: Mercury, alkaline metals

Mercury, alkaline metals, the No. 861 import by value totaled $6.51 million for the month of December, $87.53 million through December of 2018, and $67.9 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
1China$42.49 M
2France$25.06 M
3Russia$17.02 M
4Germany$1.65 M
5Japan$691,725
6United Kingdom$237,808
7Austria$123,372
8Mexico$83,940
9Taiwan$57,000
10Switzerland$51,470
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $87.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $19,474,946
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $14,473,157
3Port of Newark $13,246,032
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $8,344,232
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $7,088,136
6Port of Houston $4,053,227
7Port of New Orleans $3,780,322
8Port of Virginia $2,264,897
9Port of Long Beach $2,247,792
10Port of Los Angeles $2,173,619

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals increased 28.91 percent through December to $87.53 million

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals increased 28.91 percent from $67.9 million to $87.53 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 861 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 886 for the last full year with a total value of $67.9 million, a $25.06 million, 58.49 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $42,493,980
2France $25,063,840
3Russia $17,023,457
4Germany $1,650,188
5Japan $691,725
6United Kingdom $237,808
7Austria $123,372
8Mexico $83,940
9Taiwan $57,000
10Switzerland $51,470

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $4,930,989
2Charleston $3,613,216
3New York City $2,932,389
4Baltimore $1,252,265
5Cleveland $1,086,695
6New Orleans $783,566
7Houston $713,469
8Los Angeles $612,438
9Wilmington $406,348
10Chicago $341,182

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 118.79 percent compared to last year to $19.47 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 31.75 percent compared to last year to $14.47 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 6.82 percent compared to last year to $13.25 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 15.24 percent compared to last year to $8.34 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 24.84 percent compared to last year to $7.09 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 $11.03 million, 35.05 percent, (48.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $1.93 million, 8.36 percent, (28.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia increased $5.75 million, 50.95 percent, (19.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $1.1 million, 202.39 percent, (1.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $305,859, 79.27 percent, (0.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.31 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $86.92 million of the $87.53 million total.

All totaled, 71.55 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $62.63 million of the $87.53 million total