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

Imports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 463 import by value totaled $56.28 million for the month of October, $475.1 million through October of 2018, and $413.22 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
1Peru$293.04 M
2Chile$72.79 M
3Canada$56.81 M
4Mexico$52.45 M
5China$12,540
6South Africa$4,000
7Thailand$0
8South Korea$0
9India$0
10Israel$0
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $475.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $268,495,710
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $57,435,304
3Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $52,451,405
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $33,867,770
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $27,180,616
6Port of Los Angeles $11,017,395
7Oroville Border Crossing, Wash. $9,080,294
8Laurier Border Crossing, Wash. $8,054,148
9Port of Long Beach $5,720,320
10Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $1,787,479

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 43.67 percent through October to $475.1 million

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 43.67 percent from $330.7 million to $475.1 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 463 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 518 for the last full year with a total value of $413.22 million, a $198.9 million, 92.80 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Peru, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Peru, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Peru $293,040,128
2Chile $72,785,363
3Canada $56,809,545
4Mexico $52,451,405
5China $12,540
6South Africa $4,000
7Mongolia $0
8Japan $0
9Taiwan $0
10Armenia $0

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $39,130,420
2Baltimore $15,409,120
3Phoenix/Nogales $7,472,963
4Seattle $7,305,550
5Pembina, N.D. $1,787,479
6Los Angeles $1,427,419
7Buffalo $1,274,554

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 Houston rose 60.54 percent compared to last year to $268.5 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 28.45 percent compared to last year to $57.44 million.
  • Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 94.01 percent compared to last year to $52.45 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 295.16 percent compared to last year to $33.87 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 82.73 percent compared to last year to $27.18 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 Peru increased $114.31 million, 63.96 percent, (61.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $14.83 million, 16.92 percent, (15.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $25.7 million, 82.6 percent, (11.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $25.42 million, 94.01 percent, (11.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $3.08 million, 99.59 percent, (0 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $475.1 million of the $475.1 million total.

All totaled, 92.49 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $439.43 million of the $475.1 million total