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

Imports: Nitrogenous fertilizers

Nitrogenous fertilizers, the No. 146 import by value totaled $221.08 million for the month of February, $487.32 million through February of 2019, and $2.24 billion 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
1Russia$123.62 M
2Qatar$113.13 M
3Canada$81.42 M
4Trinidad and Tobago$36.7 M
5Saudi Arabia$32.96 M
6Algeria$26.01 M
7The Netherlands$12.93 M
8Norway$12.84 M
9Nigeria$11.34 M
10Malaysia$10.36 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $487.32 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $182,407,569
2Port of Portland, Ore. $31,477,256
3Port of Galveston, Texas $23,110,362
4Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $22,093,091
5Port of Wilmington, N.C. $21,614,160
6Port of Stockton, Calif. $16,819,297
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $16,805,586
8Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $16,227,844
9Port of Tampa, Fla. $10,485,894
10Port of Houston $9,906,659

U.S. imports of Nitrogenous fertilizers increased 16.32 percent through February to $487.32 million

U.S. imports of Nitrogenous fertilizers increased 16.32 percent from $418.95 million to $487.32 million through the first two 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 146 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 164 for the last full year with a total value of $2.24 billion, a $172.82 million, 8.36 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Russia, No. 2 Qatar, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Trinidad and Tobago and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Portland, Ore., No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 4 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Russia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Qatar, No. 4 Algeria and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Port of Galveston, Texas.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Russia $123,619,015
2Qatar $113,132,951
3Canada $81,422,726
4Trinidad and Tobago $36,700,504
5Saudi Arabia $32,959,564
6Algeria $26,012,324
7The Netherlands $12,930,885
8Norway $12,837,360
9Nigeria $11,343,661
10Malaysia $10,363,348

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $333,783,322
2Houston $95,598,687
3Portland/Columbia-Snake River $52,105,932
4Great Falls, Mont. $50,471,525
5San Francisco $43,275,720
6Wilmington $42,927,904
7Pembina, N.D. $27,360,280
8Baltimore $20,634,893
9Philadelphia $19,884,822
10Detroit $18,435,084

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 18.52 percent compared to last year to $182.41 million.
  • Port of Portland, Ore. rose 134.49 percent compared to last year to $31.48 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas fell 23.43 percent compared to last year to $23.11 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 22.74 percent compared to last year to $22.09 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 36.49 percent compared to last year to $21.61 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 Russia increased $47 million, 61.34 percent, (25.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Qatar increased $53.21 million, 88.81 percent, (23.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $15.5 million, 23.51 percent, (16.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Trinidad and Tobago increased $21.6 million, 143.05 percent, (7.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Saudi Arabia increased $19.6 million, 146.77 percent, (6.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.58 percent of all these Nitrogenous fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $387.83 million of the $487.32 million total.

All totaled, 57.6 percent of all these Nitrogenous fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $280.7 million of the $487.32 million total