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

Imports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 449 import by value totaled $40.81 million for the month of March, $148.81 million through March of 2019, and $583.16 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
1Peru$85.4 M
2Chile$22.76 M
3Canada$22.24 M
4Mexico$18.4 M
5Japan$8,553
6India$0
7United Kingdom$0
8Colombia$0
9Taiwan$0
10South Korea$0
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $148.81 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $79,690,492
2Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $18,400,531
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $15,573,696
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,313,787
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $7,962,844
6Oroville Border Crossing, Wash. $7,020,987
7Port of Long Beach $5,534,332
8Port of Los Angeles $1,549,361
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $1,505,948
10Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $246,316

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 11.29 percent through March to $148.81 million

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 11.29 percent from $133.71 million to $148.81 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 449 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 462 for the last full year with a total value of $583.16 million, a $169.93 million, 41.12 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Peru, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., 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 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan. 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Peru $85,398,342
2Chile $22,762,374
3Canada $22,237,047
4Mexico $18,400,531
5Japan $8,553

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $97,576,758
2Seattle $27,591,313
3Baltimore $22,139,287
4Phoenix/Nogales $17,735,081
5Los Angeles $8,846,407
6Buffalo $6,179,207
7Pembina, N.D. $1,787,479
8Charleston $4,338
9Cleveland $0

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 Houston rose 4.26 percent compared to last year to $79.69 million.
  • Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 45.27 percent compared to last year to $18.4 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 34.24 percent compared to last year to $15.57 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 197.49 percent compared to last year to $11.31 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 4.64 percent compared to last year to $7.96 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 $2.03 million, 2.44 percent, (57.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $3.94 million, 14.77 percent, (15.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $11.26 million, 102.62 percent, (14.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $5.73 million, 45.27 percent, (12.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $8,553, 0 percent, (0.01 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 March of this year. That is equal to $148.81 million of the $148.81 million total.

All totaled, 89.34 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $132.94 million of the $148.81 million total