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

Imports: Molybdenum ores, concentrates

Molybdenum ores, concentrates, the No. 460 import by value totaled $36.19 million for the month of July, $342.15 million through July 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$211.06 M
2Chile$51.08 M
3Canada$44.12 M
4Mexico$35.87 M
5Japan$8,553
6South Korea$0
7India$0
8Thailand$0
9United Kingdom$0
10Colombia$0
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $342.15 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $186,903,411
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $37,264,127
3Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $35,872,517
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $23,372,409
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $15,944,176
6Oroville Border Crossing, Wash. $13,849,167
7Port of New Orleans $13,243,752
8Port of Long Beach $11,514,677
9Port of Los Angeles $2,421,199
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $1,505,948

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 4.68 percent through July to $342.15 million

U.S. imports of Molybdenum ores, concentrates increased 4.68 percent from $326.85 million to $342.15 million through the first seven 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 460 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 461 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 July 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 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 Mexico, No. 4 Canada 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Peru $211,059,395
2Chile $51,082,423
3Canada $44,123,364
4Mexico $35,872,517
5Japan $8,553
6China $0
7South Africa $0

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 1.02 percent compared to last year to $186.9 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 9.37 percent compared to last year to $37.26 million.
  • Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 5.38 percent compared to last year to $35.87 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 17.27 percent compared to last year to $23.37 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 18.15 percent compared to last year to $15.94 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 $9.65 million, 4.79 percent, (61.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $2.29 million, 4.28 percent, (14.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $9.98 million, 29.24 percent, (12.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $2.04 million, 5.38 percent, (10.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $8,553, 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 July of this year. That is equal to $342.15 million of the $342.15 million total.

All totaled, 87.49 percent of all these Molybdenum ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $299.36 million of the $342.15 million total