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

Imports: Misc. mineral substances

Misc. mineral substances, the No. 805 import by value totaled $11.59 million for the month of December, $119.11 million through December of 2018, and $95.82 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
1Canada$18.65 M
2Greece$17.67 M
3Mexico$16.23 M
4China$13.11 M
5Japan$9.89 M
6Australia$9.56 M
7South Africa$6.12 M
8Brazil$4.89 M
9Egypt$2.64 M
10Kenya$2.53 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $119.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $14,143,885
2Port of Brunswick, Ga. $12,695,090
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $9,752,002
4Port of Los Angeles $8,843,058
5Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $8,831,931
6Port of Virginia $7,550,501
7Port of Newark $6,000,745
8Port of Wilmington, Dela. $4,178,747
9Port of Charleston $4,026,096
10Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $3,940,082

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral substances increased 24.30 percent through December to $119.11 million

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral substances increased 24.30 percent from $95.82 million to $119.11 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 805 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 827 for the last full year with a total value of $95.82 million, a $6.62 million, 7.43 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Greece, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Greece, No. 4 China and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $18,652,833
2Greece $17,666,123
3Mexico $16,227,756
4China $13,109,820
5Japan $9,885,865
6Australia $9,560,828
7South Africa $6,115,335
8Brazil $4,893,333
9Egypt $2,644,936
10Kenya $2,529,632

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $3,799,715
2Detroit $3,560,125
3New York City $2,690,390
4Phoenix/Nogales $2,334,232
5Cleveland $2,257,781
6Los Angeles $2,214,670
7Atlanta/Savannah $1,346,255
8Norfolk $1,156,849
9Philadelphia $1,119,207
10Laredo $1,108,687

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 30.73 percent compared to last year to $14.14 million.
  • Port of Brunswick, Ga. rose 16.2 percent compared to last year to $12.7 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 6.79 percent compared to last year to $9.75 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 86.92 percent compared to last year to $8.84 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 0.21 percent compared to last year to $8.83 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 Canada increased $2.11 million, 12.74 percent, (15.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Greece increased $2.09 million, 13.45 percent, (14.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $185,799, 1.13 percent, (13.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $230,094, 1.79 percent, (11.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $3.37 million, 51.69 percent, (8.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.42 percent of all these Misc. mineral substances imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $75.54 million of the $119.11 million total.

All totaled, 45.56 percent of all these Misc. mineral substances imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $54.27 million of the $119.11 million total