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

Imports: Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers

Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers, the No. 242 import by value totaled $246.4 million for the month of October, $1.32 billion through October 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$592.46 M
2Russia$346.23 M
3Mexico$69.54 M
4Canada$46.85 M
5Israel$33.44 M
6Saudi Arabia$31.49 M
7Australia$29.19 M
8China$27.78 M
9Germany$23.94 M
10Norway$20.03 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.32 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $897,490,946
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $88,559,179
3Port of Galveston, Texas $45,114,921
4Port of Los Angeles $27,908,543
5Port of Tampa, Fla. $20,665,357
6Port of Stockton, Calif. $19,103,479
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $18,465,294
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $17,970,110
9Port of Newark $13,525,821
10Port of San Francisco, Calif. $11,889,581

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers increased 50.63 percent through October to $1.32 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers increased 50.63 percent from $874.85 million to $1.32 billion 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 242 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 311 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 October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Morocco, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Israel. 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 Israel. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Morocco $592,455,490
2Russia $346,227,315
3Mexico $69,538,800
4Canada $46,854,762
5Israel $33,442,979
6Saudi Arabia $31,493,537
7Australia $29,190,860
8China $27,781,863
9Germany $23,940,161
10Norway $20,034,525

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $232,892,451
2San Francisco $14,918,911
3Houston $11,729,239
4Los Angeles $5,076,997
5Wilmington $4,916,874
6Laredo $4,764,039
7Atlanta/Savannah $3,885,183
8Jacksonville/Tampa $3,844,981
9Detroit $2,705,962
10Seattle $2,622,420

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 New Orleans rose 125.27 percent compared to last year to $897.49 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 62.92 percent compared to last year to $88.56 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas totaled $45.11 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 23.64 percent compared to last year to $27.91 million.
  • Port of Tampa, Fla. rose 21.33 percent compared to last year to $20.67 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 $167.66 million, 39.47 percent, (44.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia increased $166.13 million, 92.24 percent, (26.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $39.79 million, 133.74 percent, (5.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $6.22 million, 11.71 percent, (3.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Israel increased $3.21 million, 10.6 percent, (2.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.6 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.09 billion of the $1.32 billion total.

All totaled, 81.94 percent of all these Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.08 billion of the $1.32 billion total