Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Nickel bars, rods, wire

Nickel bars, rods, wire, the No. 541 import by value totaled $26.53 million for the month of December, $375.8 million through December of 2019, and $371.61 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

RankCountry2019
1Germany$86.87 M
2Australia$77.94 M
3France$62.02 M
4United Kingdom$34.18 M
5Sweden$31.78 M
6Italy$25.04 M
7Austria$14.84 M
8Brazil$10.46 M
9Japan$5.25 M
10China$4.71 M
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U.S. imports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 1.13 percent through December 2019 to $375.8 million

U.S. imports of Nickel bars, rods, wire increased 1.13 percent from $371.61 million to $375.8 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 541 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 547 for the last full year with a total value of $371.61 million, a $55.29 million, 17.48 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 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 Chester, Penn. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full 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..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 8.31 percent to $207.86 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 26.67 percent to $47.6 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 9.03 percent to $20.81 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 6.44 percent to $18.13 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 26.71 percent to $13.38 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 $8.43 million, 10.75 percent, (23.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Australia increased $43,998, 0.06 percent, (20.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 France increased $2.33 million, 3.9 percent, (16.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $4.46 million, 11.55 percent, (9.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Sweden decreased $1.44 million, 4.33 percent, (8.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.91 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $292.79 million of the $375.8 million total.

All totaled, 81.9 percent of all these Nickel bars, rods, wire imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $307.78 million of the $375.8 million total.