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

Imports: Misc. clays

Misc. clays, the No. 956 import by value totaled $3.6 million for the month of March, $10.18 million through March of 2019, and $40.67 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
1China$5.08 M
2Mexico$1.54 M
3Canada$1.44 M
4Spain$511,694
5Germany$315,979
6Poland$276,765
7United Kingdom$224,279
8Brazil$216,463
9France$182,810
10Japan$109,853
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $10.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $4,129,589
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,114,092
3Port Laredo $650,655
4Port of Los Angeles $469,106
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $467,584
6Port of Virginia $451,846
7Del Rio International Bridge Border Crossing, Texas $401,568
8Port of Newark $399,774
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $342,918
10Port of Houston $334,313

U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 26.38 percent through March to $10.18 million

U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 26.38 percent from $13.83 million to $10.18 million through the first three 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 956 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 910 for the last full year with a total value of $40.67 million, a $263,966, 0.64 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $5,080,649
2Mexico $1,542,071
3Canada $1,443,169
4Spain $511,694
5Germany $315,979
6Poland $276,765
7United Kingdom $224,279
8Brazil $216,463
9France $182,810
10Japan $109,853

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $4,684,054
2Buffalo $1,229,359
3Laredo $809,714
4San Diego $710,632
5Houston $369,550
6Cleveland $359,784
7New York City $332,344
8Chicago $303,959
9Los Angeles $272,138
10St. Louis $264,898

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 54.33 percent compared to last year to $4.13 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 13.65 percent compared to last year to $1.11 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 24.43 percent compared to last year to $650,655.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 108.12 percent compared to last year to $469,106.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 13.85 percent compared to last year to $467,584.

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 China decreased $4.81 million, 48.64 percent, (49.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $526,058, 51.78 percent, (15.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $232,910, 19.24 percent, (14.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $6,067, 1.17 percent, (5.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $72,494, 18.66 percent, (3.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.34 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $8.89 million of the $10.18 million total.

All totaled, 67.08 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $6.83 million of the $10.18 million total