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

Imports: Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers

Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers, the No. 244 import by value totaled $162.24 million for the month of December, $1.53 billion through December of 2018, and $936.47 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
1Morocco$714.74 M
2Russia$386.82 M
3Mexico$73.32 M
4Canada$50.9 M
5Australia$42.19 M
6Israel$35.66 M
7Germany$33.73 M
8China$32.3 M
9Saudi Arabia$31.49 M
10Norway$20.84 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.53 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $1,024,214,455
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $114,207,190
3Port of Galveston, Texas $68,138,103
4Port of Los Angeles $31,104,743
5Port of Tampa, Fla. $24,229,875
6Port of San Francisco, Calif. $21,612,688
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $20,717,258
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $19,808,299
9Port of Stockton, Calif. $19,103,479
10Port of Newark $14,840,632

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers increased 63.74 percent through December to $1.53 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers increased 63.74 percent from $936.47 million to $1.53 billion 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 244 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 334 for the last full year with a total value of $936.47 million, a $133.7 million, 16.66 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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..

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Morocco $714,743,129
2Russia $386,822,639
3Mexico $73,320,934
4Canada $50,895,338
5Australia $42,188,516
6Israel $35,664,541
7Germany $33,727,505
8China $32,301,648
9Saudi Arabia $31,493,537
10Norway $20,838,605

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $370,156,296
2San Francisco $26,212,677
3Houston $12,496,946
4Los Angeles $7,122,740
5Laredo $6,548,152
6Jacksonville/Tampa $6,272,937
7Wilmington $5,283,559
8Atlanta/Savannah $5,014,000
9Seattle $3,388,703
10Detroit $3,282,187

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 154.11 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 55.7 percent compared to last year to $114.21 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas totaled $68.14 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 15.09 percent compared to last year to $31.1 million.
  • Port of Tampa, Fla. rose 24.65 percent compared to last year to $24.23 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 increased $270.97 million, 61.06 percent, (46.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia increased $201.56 million, 108.8 percent, (25.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $40.17 million, 121.16 percent, (4.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $6.88 million, 11.9 percent, (3.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia increased $33.97 million, 413.44 percent, (2.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.69 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.27 billion of the $1.53 billion total.

All totaled, 82.3 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.26 billion of the $1.53 billion total