Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Mercury, alkaline metals

Mercury, alkaline metals, the No. 896 import by value totaled $3.69 million for the month of February, $9.76 million through February of 2020, and $77.71 million for all of 2019, 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$4.26 M
2France$2.51 M
3Russia$1.46 M
4Germany$1.34 M
5Japan$123,098
6Mexico$48,001
7United Kingdom$2,550
8Canada$0
9Hungary$0
10Suriname$0
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $9.76 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $2,394,955
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $1,677,381
3Port of Newark $1,254,378
4Port of Seattle, Wash. $1,125,798
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $843,233
6Port of Houston $711,476
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $406,458
8Port of New Orleans $368,328
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $132,431
10Port of Virginia $130,550

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals decreased 18.42 percent through February to $9.76 million

U.S. imports of Mercury, alkaline metals decreased 18.42 percent from $11.96 million to $9.76 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 896 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 875 for the last full year with a total value of $77.71 million, a $9.82 million, 11.22 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 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 Newark, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $4,262,284
2France $2,510,852
3Russia $1,463,926
4Germany $1,344,720
5Japan $123,098
6Mexico $48,001
7United Kingdom $2,550
8Hungary $0
9Madagascar $0
10Austria $0

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $1,660,360
2New York City $1,453,384
3Baltimore $1,085,407
4Charleston $762,719
5New Orleans $357,030
6Houston $332,570
7Philadelphia $308,330
8Cleveland $152,842
9San Francisco $45,966
10Jacksonville/Tampa $30,720

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 6.21 percent compared to last year to $2.39 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 19.75 percent compared to last year to $1.68 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 33.2 percent compared to last year to $1.25 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 0.83 percent compared to last year to $1.13 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 16.44 percent compared to last year to $843,233.

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 $1.07 million, 20.02 percent, (43.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France decreased $2.15 million, 46.08 percent, (25.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia decreased $364,346, 19.93 percent, (15.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $1.28 million, 2049.45 percent, (13.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $80,189, 186.88 percent, (1.26 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.48 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $9.7 million of the $9.76 million total.

All totaled, 74.79 percent of all these Mercury, alkaline metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $7.3 million of the $9.76 million total