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

Imports: Misc. inorganic compounds

Misc. inorganic compounds, the No. 350 import by value totaled $65.63 million for the month of July, $548.64 million through July of 2019, and $610.73 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
1Japan$509 M
2Canada$14.99 M
3Mexico$10.47 M
4Germany$5.32 M
5China$2.92 M
6United Kingdom$1.39 M
7South Korea$1.16 M
8Malaysia$780,254
9India$777,003
10Ireland$301,812
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $548.64 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $496,202,980
2Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine $10,351,730
3Port Laredo $9,897,546
4San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $9,407,934
5Port of Newark $4,288,754
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,197,653
7Port of Los Angeles $3,007,671
8Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $1,883,658
9Port of Houston $1,418,156
10Port of Virginia $1,179,382

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 99.03 percent through July to $548.64 million

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 99.03 percent from $275.66 million to $548.64 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 350 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 486 for the last full year with a total value of $610.73 million, a $469.4 million, 332.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

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

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $508,997,215
2Canada $14,986,622
3Mexico $10,469,339
4Germany $5,319,556
5China $2,921,608
6United Kingdom $1,385,252
7South Korea $1,157,100
8Malaysia $780,254
9India $777,003
10Ireland $301,812

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $154,188,233
2Laredo $5,484,135
3Portland, Maine $4,961,152
4Los Angeles $2,646,476
5Buffalo $2,091,447
6New York City $1,545,281
7Cleveland $1,132,785
8Philadelphia $734,482
9Seattle $708,868
10New Orleans $628,087

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 Oakland, Calif. rose 114 percent compared to last year to $496.2 million.
  • Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine rose 10.78 percent compared to last year to $10.35 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.2 percent compared to last year to $9.9 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 5401.62 percent compared to last year to $9.41 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 10.65 percent compared to last year to $4.29 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 $276.62 million, 119.04 percent, (92.77 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $325,121, 2.22 percent, (2.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $205,185, 2 percent, (1.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $1.26 million, 31.05 percent, (0.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $355,213, 13.84 percent, (0.53 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.92 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $542.69 million of the $548.64 million total.

All totaled, 96.63 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $530.15 million of the $548.64 million total