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

Imports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 793 import by value totaled $9.07 million for the month of December, $127.51 million through December 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$30.07 M
2South Africa$26.46 M
3Senegal$19.08 M
4Australia$15.46 M
5Mexico$8.62 M
6Congo (Kinshasa)$5.88 M
7Burundi$4.72 M
8Mozambique$4.58 M
9Russia$3.1 M
10United Arab Emirates$2.88 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $127.51 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $41,096,341
2Port of New Orleans $32,105,966
3Port of Charleston $19,956,168
4Port of Philadelphia $10,370,363
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $8,187,745
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,618,332
7Port Laredo $2,972,167
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $2,404,918
9Port of Wilmington, Dela. $1,376,900
10Port of Virginia $1,150,574

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium increased 60.35 percent through December to $127.51 million

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium increased 60.35 percent from $79.52 million to $127.51 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 793 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 859 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Rwanda, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Senegal, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Mexico. 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 Rwanda, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Australia, 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Rwanda $30,067,383
2South Africa $26,459,184
3Senegal $19,083,971
4Australia $15,459,376
5Mexico $8,624,256
6Congo (Kinshasa) $5,880,827
7Burundi $4,721,882
8Mozambique $4,584,151
9Russia $3,101,400
10United Arab Emirates $2,884,806

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $6,718,810
2Baltimore $5,899,271
3Charleston $4,060,044
4Laredo $3,054,588
5New York City $3,051,825
6Philadelphia $2,607,645
7Atlanta/Savannah $204,923
8Norfolk $114,720
9Buffalo $101,000
10Miami $80,000

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 173.47 percent compared to last year to $41.1 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 70.49 percent compared to last year to $32.11 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 101.91 percent compared to last year to $19.96 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 6.94 percent compared to last year to $10.37 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 31.41 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 $13.26 million, 78.87 percent, (23.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa increased $10.67 million, 67.61 percent, (20.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Senegal increased $8.77 million, 85.04 percent, (14.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Australia increased $157,393, 1.03 percent, (12.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $8.34 million, 2924.1 percent, (6.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.19 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $99.69 million of the $127.51 million total.

All totaled, 87.61 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $111.72 million of the $127.51 million total