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

Imports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 463 import by value totaled $59.04 million for the month of December, $583.16 million through December 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$362.69 M
2Chile$91.08 M
3Canada$66.66 M
4Mexico$62.71 M
5China$12,540
6Japan$4,338
7South Africa$4,000
8Israel$0
9Thailand$0
10South Korea$0
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $583.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $326,942,048
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $64,165,471
3Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $62,713,523
4Port of Seattle, Wash. $43,413,859
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $38,772,423
6Port of Los Angeles $16,009,319
7Oroville Border Crossing, Wash. $13,132,814
8Port of Long Beach $8,147,384
9Laurier Border Crossing, Wash. $8,054,148
10Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $1,787,479

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 41.12 percent through December to $583.16 million

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 41.12 percent from $413.22 million to $583.16 million in 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 December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 511 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 December 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 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Peru $362,685,418
2Chile $91,079,173
3Canada $66,656,354
4Mexico $62,713,523
5China $12,540
6Japan $4,338
7South Africa $4,000
8Taiwan $0
9Mongolia $0
10Armenia $0

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $70,511,627
2Seattle $18,646,972
3Baltimore $18,317,307
4Phoenix/Nogales $12,140,020
5Los Angeles $5,933,934
6Buffalo $5,513,856
7Pembina, N.D. $1,787,479
8Cleveland $0
9Charleston $0

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 55.61 percent compared to last year to $326.94 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 35.01 percent compared to last year to $64.17 million.
  • Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 98.56 percent compared to last year to $62.71 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 86.48 percent compared to last year to $43.41 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 179.1 percent compared to last year to $38.77 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 $138.28 million, 61.62 percent, (62.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $20.59 million, 18.44 percent, (15.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $27.3 million, 69.37 percent, (11.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $31.13 million, 98.56 percent, (10.75 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 December of this year. That is equal to $583.15 million of the $583.16 million total.

All totaled, 91.92 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $536.01 million of the $583.16 million total