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

Imports: Nickel bars, rods, wire

Nickel bars, rods, wire, the No. 547 import by value totaled $32.66 million for the month of December, $371.61 million through December of 2018, and $316.32 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
1Germany$78.44 M
2Australia$77.89 M
3France$59.69 M
4United Kingdom$38.65 M
5Sweden$33.22 M
6Italy$25.59 M
7Austria$11.91 M
8Brazil$11.34 M
9China$7.11 M
10Costa Rica$6.47 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $371.61 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $191,908,578
2Port of Houston $37,575,916
3Port of Charleston $19,087,227
4Port of Virginia $18,260,092
5Port of Chester, Penn. $17,036,371
6Port of Los Angeles $10,396,782
7Philadelphia International Airport $9,469,579
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,314,569
9Port of New Orleans $6,048,926
10Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $5,208,253

U.S. imports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 17.48 percent through December to $371.61 million

U.S. imports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 17.48 percent from $316.32 million to $371.61 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 547 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 567 for the last full year with a total value of $316.32 million, a $94.45 million, 42.57 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 France, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Sweden. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 France, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Sweden. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $78,435,261
2Australia $77,893,858
3France $59,692,797
4United Kingdom $38,648,275
5Sweden $33,220,172
6Italy $25,593,727
7Austria $11,908,452
8Brazil $11,343,729
9China $7,113,745
10Costa Rica $6,466,266

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $41,682,398
2Houston $15,072,345
3Philadelphia $7,585,617
4Cleveland $4,273,952
5Chicago $3,792,219
6Charleston $3,598,122
7Atlanta/Savannah $2,742,556
8San Francisco $2,608,895
9Norfolk $2,382,774
10Los Angeles $2,061,775

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 48.04 percent compared to last year to $191.91 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 3.15 percent compared to last year to $37.58 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 23.4 percent compared to last year to $19.09 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 20.76 percent compared to last year to $18.26 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 26.19 percent compared to last year to $17.04 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 Germany increased $18.44 million, 30.74 percent, (21.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Australia increased $27.55 million, 54.73 percent, (20.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 France increased $5.75 million, 10.65 percent, (16.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $2.27 million, 6.25 percent, (10.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Sweden increased $4.43 million, 15.4 percent, (8.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.47 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $287.89 million of the $371.61 million total.

All totaled, 76.39 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $283.87 million of the $371.61 million total