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

Imports: Misc. inorganic compounds

Misc. inorganic compounds, the No. 449 import by value totaled $90.84 million for the month of December, $610.73 million through December of 2018, and $141.34 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
1Japan$537.42 M
2Canada$24.61 M
3Mexico$17.47 M
4Germany$8.44 M
5South Korea$8.31 M
6China$5.9 M
7United Kingdom$1.53 M
8India$1.38 M
9Philippines$1.24 M
10Malaysia$752,500
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $610.73 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $496,458,163
2San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $32,386,844
3Port Laredo $17,151,366
4Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine $14,719,694
5Port of Newark $7,991,763
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,639,319
7Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $6,013,960
8Port of Los Angeles $3,441,448
9Port of Long Beach $3,045,931
10Port of New Orleans $2,645,135

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 332.11 percent through December to $610.73 million

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 332.11 percent from $141.34 million to $610.73 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 449 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 752 for the last full year with a total value of $141.34 million, a $77.4 million, 121.04 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading 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 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine 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 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $537,420,516
2Canada $24,611,843
3Mexico $17,467,578
4Germany $8,444,984
5South Korea $8,307,669
6China $5,897,210
7United Kingdom $1,527,103
8India $1,377,856
9Philippines $1,243,008
10Malaysia $752,500

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $95,728,071
2Laredo $4,327,965
3Portland, Maine $3,526,865
4Los Angeles $2,324,534
5Buffalo $1,460,042
6New York City $1,173,354
7Cleveland $635,878
8New Orleans $519,863
9Philadelphia $481,266
10Detroit $435,003

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 625.32 percent compared to last year to $496.46 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 5958.36 percent compared to last year to $32.39 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 1.36 percent compared to last year to $17.15 million.
  • Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine fell 9.74 percent compared to last year to $14.72 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 4.42 percent compared to last year to $7.99 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 $462.4 million, 616.34 percent, (88 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $1.39 million, 5.36 percent, (4.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $26,848, 0.15 percent, (2.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $508,711, 5.68 percent, (1.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $5.06 million, 155.81 percent, (1.36 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.63 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $596.25 million of the $610.73 million total.

All totaled, 93.12 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $568.71 million of the $610.73 million total