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

Imports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 792 import by value totaled $10.8 million for the month of October, $105.24 million through October of 2018, and $79.52 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
1Rwanda$25.03 M
2South Africa$17.91 M
3Senegal$16.22 M
4Australia$15.43 M
5Congo (Kinshasa)$5.88 M
6Mexico$5.33 M
7Burundi$4.15 M
8Mozambique$3.63 M
9United Arab Emirates$2.88 M
10Russia$2.62 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $105.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $35,207,074
2Port of New Orleans $23,777,156
3Port of Charleston $17,299,546
4Port of Philadelphia $10,370,363
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $8,187,745
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,634,429
7Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $1,686,722
8Port of Wilmington, Dela. $1,376,900
9Port of Virginia $914,875
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $826,578

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium increased 54.98 percent through October to $105.24 million

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium increased 54.98 percent from $67.9 million to $105.24 million through the first 10 months of 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 792 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 855 for the last full year with a total value of $79.52 million, a $3 million, 3.92 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Rwanda, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Senegal, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Congo (Kinshasa). The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Rwanda, No. 4 Senegal and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Rwanda $25,032,397
2South Africa $17,912,406
3Senegal $16,221,804
4Australia $15,429,976
5Congo (Kinshasa) $5,880,827
6Mexico $5,329,063
7Burundi $4,145,401
8Mozambique $3,634,429
9United Arab Emirates $2,884,806
10Russia $2,621,600

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Baltimore $5,899,271
2New Orleans $3,045,000
3Charleston $2,685,223
4Philadelphia $2,607,645
5New York City $1,329,312
6Laredo $1,094,493
7Norfolk $114,720
8Miami $80,000
9Washington, D.C. $52,901
10Cleveland $29,666

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 211.79 percent compared to last year to $35.21 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 26.72 percent compared to last year to $23.78 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 142.27 percent compared to last year to $17.3 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 24 percent compared to last year to $10.37 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 108.56 percent compared to last year to $8.19 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 Rwanda increased $13.17 million, 110.97 percent, (23.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa increased $2.39 million, 15.43 percent, (17.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Senegal increased $8.65 million, 114.28 percent, (15.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Australia increased $1.49 million, 10.65 percent, (14.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Congo (Kinshasa) increased $3.4 million, 136.81 percent, (5.59 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.47 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $80.48 million of the $105.24 million total.

All totaled, 90.12 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $94.84 million of the $105.24 million total