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

Imports: Misc. inorganic compounds

Misc. inorganic compounds, the No. 295 import by value totaled $91.68 million for the month of February, $175.53 million through February of 2020, and $1 billion 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
1Japan$163.43 M
2Canada$4.67 M
3Mexico$2.83 M
4Germany$1.81 M
5United Kingdom$979,804
6China$457,215
7South Korea$406,132
8Belgium$305,582
9Malaysia$158,953
10Spain$152,688
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $175.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $141,123,004
2Port of Los Angeles $18,088,487
3Port of Tacoma, Wash. $4,226,525
4Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine $3,396,173
5Port Laredo $1,725,544
6Port of Virginia $1,682,401
7Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $1,042,888
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $953,891
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $598,064
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $492,489

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 4.08 percent through February to $175.53 million

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 4.08 percent from $168.65 million to $175.53 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 295 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 333 for the last full year with a total value of $1 billion, a $391.83 million, 64.16 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $163,429,937
2Canada $4,668,501
3Mexico $2,826,530
4Germany $1,812,326
5United Kingdom $979,804
6China $457,215
7South Korea $406,132
8Belgium $305,582
9Malaysia $158,953
10Spain $152,688

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $96,494,337
2Portland, Maine $3,234,079
3Detroit $2,259,449
4Los Angeles $1,177,017
5Buffalo $1,083,006
6San Diego $537,180
7Laredo $510,179
8Chicago $386,204
9Norfolk $273,962
10Cleveland $243,147

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 Oakland, Calif. fell 4.27 percent compared to last year to $141.12 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2781.02 percent compared to last year to $18.09 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. totaled $4.23 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine rose 22.36 percent compared to last year to $3.4 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 33.84 percent compared to last year to $1.73 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 Japan increased $5.05 million, 3.19 percent, (93.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $683,661, 17.16 percent, (2.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $140,300, 5.22 percent, (1.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $716,168, 65.33 percent, (1.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $669,711, 215.97 percent, (0.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.97 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $173.72 million of the $175.53 million total.

All totaled, 96.03 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $168.56 million of the $175.53 million total