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

Imports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 818 import by value totaled $9.87 million for the month of July, $64.2 million through July of 2019, and $127.51 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
1Australia$18.84 M
2South Africa$16.57 M
3Rwanda$7.36 M
4Senegal$7.24 M
5Mexico$5.69 M
6Mozambique$3.33 M
7Venezuela$1.24 M
8Curacao$1.17 M
9Mauritius$927,492
10Russia$895,600
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $64.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $22,640,911
2Port of Philadelphia $10,479,190
3Port of Charleston $8,988,712
4Port of Newark $6,600,177
5Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $4,612,965
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,255,212
7Port of Wilmington, Dela. $2,370,000
8Port Laredo $1,384,438
9Port of Houston $1,161,255
10Port of Virginia $593,005

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 15.25 percent through July to $64.2 million

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 15.25 percent from $75.75 million to $64.2 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 818 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 780 for the last full year with a total value of $127.51 million, a $47.99 million, 60.35 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Rwanda, No. 4 Senegal and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Rwanda, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Senegal 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..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $18,836,506
2South Africa $16,574,127
3Rwanda $7,361,389
4Senegal $7,235,616
5Mexico $5,693,291
6Mozambique $3,327,720
7Venezuela $1,242,276
8Curacao $1,171,319
9Mauritius $927,492
10Russia $895,600

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $11,373,810
2New York City $7,924,682
3Baltimore $5,899,271
4Charleston $5,433,545
5Laredo $4,433,654
6Philadelphia $2,607,645
7Cleveland $343,128
8Norfolk $318,120
9Atlanta/Savannah $270,879
10Buffalo $202,000

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 New Orleans rose 24.4 percent compared to last year to $22.64 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 20.34 percent compared to last year to $10.48 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 28.34 percent compared to last year to $8.99 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 69.55 percent compared to last year to $6.6 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 252.61 percent compared to last year to $4.61 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 Australia increased $5.13 million, 37.4 percent, (29.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa increased $1.41 million, 9.28 percent, (25.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Rwanda decreased $13.43 million, 64.6 percent, (11.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Senegal decreased $4.16 million, 36.53 percent, (11.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $4.19 million, 278.82 percent, (8.87 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.76 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $55.7 million of the $64.2 million total.

All totaled, 83.06 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $53.32 million of the $64.2 million total