Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 459 import by value totaled $26.54 million for the month of February, $85.65 million through February of 2020, and $529.49 million for all of 2019, 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$52.02 M
2Mexico$22.21 M
3Chile$8.34 M
4Canada$3.07 M
5Japan$2,042
6Turkey$0
7United Kingdom$0
8Cambodia$0
9Brazil$0
10Vietnam$0
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $85.65 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $28,084,752
2Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $22,214,844
3Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $11,152,599
4Port of Seattle, Wash. $9,653,991
5Port of New Orleans $9,506,098
6Oroville Border Crossing, Wash. $1,986,382
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,963,790
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $802,479
9Port of Long Beach $283,458
10Port of Charleston $2,042

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates decreased 20.69 percent through February to $85.65 million

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates decreased 20.69 percent from $108 million to $85.65 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 459 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 431 for the last full year with a total value of $529.49 million, a $53.66 million, 9.20 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Peru, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Peru, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Chile, 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 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Peru $52,019,423
2Mexico $22,214,844
3Chile $8,341,807
4Canada $3,072,319
5Japan $2,042

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $7,715,575
2Phoenix/Nogales $6,331,675
3Seattle $2,982,312
4Baltimore $2,283,272
5Buffalo $1,762,183
6Los Angeles $1,269,699
7New Orleans $0
8Charleston $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 52.21 percent compared to last year to $28.08 million.
  • Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 66.46 percent compared to last year to $22.21 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. totaled $11.15 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 46.64 percent compared to last year to $9.65 million.
  • Port of New Orleans totaled $9.51 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 decreased $10.75 million, 17.13 percent, (60.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $8.87 million, 66.46 percent, (25.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Chile decreased $6.44 million, 43.57 percent, (9.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $14.03 million, 82.03 percent, (3.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $2,042, 0 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 February of this year. That is equal to $85.65 million of the $85.65 million total.

All totaled, 94.12 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $80.61 million of the $85.65 million total