Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers

Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers, the No. 250 import by value totaled $85.96 million for the month of December, $1.44 billion through December of 2019, and $1.53 billion 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

RankCountry2019
1Morocco$700.83 M
2Russia$315.3 M
3Saudi Arabia$90.04 M
4Mexico$82.45 M
5Canada$51.42 M
6Israel$32.06 M
7Chile$26.46 M
8Norway$25.8 M
9Japan$14.28 M
10The Netherlands$13.94 M
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U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers decreased 5.79 percent through December 2019 to $1.44 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers decreased 5.79 percent from $1.53 billion to $1.44 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 250 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 244 for the last full year with a total value of $1.53 billion, a $596.91 million, 63.74 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Morocco, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Morocco, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Tampa, Fla..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 21.78 percent to $801.15 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 88.2 percent to $214.94 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas rose 14.74 percent to $78.18 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 20.59 percent to $24.7 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 22.13 percent to $24.19 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 Morocco decreased $13.91 million, 1.95 percent, (48.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia decreased $71.53 million, 18.49 percent, (21.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Saudi Arabia increased $58.55 million, 185.9 percent, (6.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $9.13 million, 12.45 percent, (5.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $526,053, 1.03 percent, (3.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.84 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.24 billion of the $1.44 billion total.

All totaled, 79.13 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.14 billion of the $1.44 billion total.