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

Imports: Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers

Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers, the No. 158 import by value totaled $172.28 million for the month of March, $674.38 million through March 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

RankCountryYTD
1Morocco$291.61 M
2Russia$226.36 M
3Saudi Arabia$48.01 M
4Mexico$34.9 M
5Canada$11.51 M
6Chile$11.14 M
7Israel$10.31 M
8Norway$9.94 M
9Finland$4.36 M
10Japan$4.09 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $674.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $420,669,969
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $112,891,720
3Port of Galveston, Texas $25,685,315
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,169,266
5Port of Wilmington, N.C. $12,188,082
6Port of Vancouver, Wash. $8,626,153
7Port of Tampa, Fla. $7,843,114
8Port of Philadelphia $6,728,658
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $5,972,759
10Port of Los Angeles $5,471,758

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers increased 46.74 percent through March to $674.38 million

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers increased 46.74 percent from $459.57 million to $674.38 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 158 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 198 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 March of this year 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 Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Morocco, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Germany 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 Tampa, Fla..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Morocco $291,607,890
2Russia $226,359,041
3Saudi Arabia $48,005,654
4Mexico $34,895,553
5Canada $11,508,912
6Chile $11,136,906
7Israel $10,309,749
8Norway $9,941,290
9Finland $4,363,154
10Japan $4,089,998

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $385,351,980
2Houston $35,597,566
3San Francisco $27,507,848
4Los Angeles $8,510,694
5Jacksonville/Tampa $8,492,087
6Laredo $6,693,794
7Wilmington $5,647,511
8Atlanta/Savannah $5,228,188
9Philadelphia $4,905,184
10Detroit $4,055,196

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 New Orleans rose 27.56 percent compared to last year to $420.67 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 225.86 percent compared to last year to $112.89 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas rose 146.23 percent compared to last year to $25.69 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 74.11 percent compared to last year to $13.17 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 143.42 percent compared to last year to $12.19 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 increased $89.94 million, 44.6 percent, (43.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia increased $70.14 million, 44.9 percent, (33.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Saudi Arabia increased $35.92 million, 297.05 percent, (7.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $23.42 million, 204.09 percent, (5.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $261,159, 2.22 percent, (1.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.81 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $612.38 million of the $674.38 million total.

All totaled, 86.69 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $584.6 million of the $674.38 million total