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

Imports: Nitrogenous fertilizers

Nitrogenous fertilizers, the No. 173 import by value totaled $109.41 million for the month of August, $1.66 billion through August 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
1Canada$371.13 M
2Russia$352.93 M
3Qatar$301.47 M
4Trinidad and Tobago$140.89 M
5Algeria$102.07 M
6Saudi Arabia$86.09 M
7The Netherlands$48.79 M
8Egypt$47.1 M
9Norway$42.36 M
10Malaysia$26.45 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.66 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $493,503,142
2Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $104,890,536
3Port of Wilmington, N.C. $100,766,149
4Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $95,535,519
5Port of Stockton, Calif. $76,463,350
6Port of Galveston, Texas $67,238,185
7Port of Portland, Ore. $61,573,778
8Port of Houston $47,950,429
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $40,745,636
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $40,480,241

U.S. imports of Nitrogenous fertilizers increased 8.79 percent through August to $1.66 billion

U.S. imports of Nitrogenous fertilizers increased 8.79 percent from $1.52 billion to $1.66 billion through the first eight 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 173 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 187 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Qatar, No. 4 Trinidad and Tobago and No. 5 Algeria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port of Stockton, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Qatar, No. 4 Trinidad and Tobago and No. 5 Algeria. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $371,128,803
2Russia $352,933,684
3Qatar $301,465,347
4Trinidad and Tobago $140,893,314
5Algeria $102,073,498
6Saudi Arabia $86,093,575
7The Netherlands $48,793,144
8Egypt $47,103,827
9Norway $42,357,366
10Malaysia $26,453,822

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 5.53 percent compared to last year to $493.5 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 22.19 percent compared to last year to $104.89 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 39.58 percent compared to last year to $100.77 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 8.49 percent compared to last year to $95.54 million.
  • Port of Stockton, Calif. rose 4.17 percent compared to last year to $76.46 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 Canada increased $55.17 million, 17.46 percent, (22.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia increased $83.88 million, 31.18 percent, (21.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Qatar increased $68.52 million, 29.41 percent, (18.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Trinidad and Tobago increased $36.06 million, 34.39 percent, (8.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Algeria increased $5.03 million, 5.18 percent, (6.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.59 percent of all these Nitrogenous fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.27 billion of the $1.66 billion total.

All totaled, 52.6 percent of all these Nitrogenous fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $871.16 million of the $1.66 billion total