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

Imports: Nickel ores and concentrates

Nickel ores and concentrates, the No. 1207 import by value totaled $56,551 for the month of May, $199,423 through May of 2020, and $69,194 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
1China$160,717
2Mexico$35,941
3United Kingdom$2,765
4Australia$0
5Singapore$0
6Taiwan$0
7France$0
8Curacao$0
9Canada$0
10Switzerland$0
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U.S. imports of Nickel ores and concentrates increased 1,789.91 percent through May to $199,423

U.S. imports of Nickel ores and concentrates increased 1,789.91 percent from $10,552 to $199,423 through the first five 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 1207 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1221 for the last full year with a total value of $69,194, a $49,727, 41.82 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 France and No. 5 Finland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Poland, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. totaled $139,468. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $35,941. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Long Beach totaled $13,995. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 1.77 percent compared to last year to $6,615.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport totaled $3,404. 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 China increased $154,217, 2372.57 percent, (80.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $35,941, 0 percent, (18.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $2,765, 0 percent, (1.39 percent market share).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top three markets through May of this year. That is equal to $199,423 of the $199,423 total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Nickel ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $199,423 of the $199,423 total