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

Imports: Misc. inorganic compounds

Misc. inorganic compounds, the No. 470 import by value totaled $71.99 million for the month of October, $455.46 million through October 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$394.17 M
2Canada$20.32 M
3Mexico$14.84 M
4South Korea$7.64 M
5Germany$7.44 M
6China$3.73 M
7United Kingdom$1.33 M
8India$1.29 M
9Philippines$1.02 M
10Malaysia$645,429
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $455.46 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $379,169,261
2Port Laredo $14,663,906
3Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine $12,531,185
4San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $11,862,376
5Port of Newark $6,509,449
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $5,695,691
7Port of Long Beach $2,894,164
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,533,730
9Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $2,078,708
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $1,959,082

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 362.88 percent through October to $455.46 million

U.S. imports of Misc. inorganic compounds increased 362.88 percent from $98.4 million to $455.46 million through the first 10 months of 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 470 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 781 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 October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $394,173,947
2Canada $20,320,437
3Mexico $14,841,207
4South Korea $7,641,194
5Germany $7,444,241
6China $3,729,810
7United Kingdom $1,333,277
8India $1,286,054
9Philippines $1,018,811
10Malaysia $645,429

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $11,179,835
2Laredo $2,996,675
3Portland, Maine $2,772,643
4Buffalo $1,147,819
5Cleveland $586,547
6Los Angeles $470,269
7Philadelphia $453,853
8New York City $449,587
9Seattle $315,291
10Norfolk $223,167

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 805.57 percent compared to last year to $379.17 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 1.52 percent compared to last year to $14.66 million.
  • Madawaska Border Crossing, Maine rose 3.16 percent compared to last year to $12.53 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 2328.09 percent compared to last year to $11.86 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 11.93 percent compared to last year to $6.51 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 $348.15 million, 756.51 percent, (86.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $527,441, 2.66 percent, (4.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $91,744, 0.61 percent, (3.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $5.63 million, 279.08 percent, (1.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $331,820, 4.27 percent, (1.63 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.58 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $444.42 million of the $455.46 million total.

All totaled, 93.25 percent of all these Misc. inorganic compounds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $424.74 million of the $455.46 million total