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

Imports: Organic compound precious metals

Organic compound precious metals, the No. 862 import by value totaled $8.52 million for the month of August, $56.5 million through August of 2019, and $138.06 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
1South Africa$21.72 M
2Japan$16.35 M
3Argentina$6.41 M
4Germany$4.3 M
5United Kingdom$3.51 M
6Croatia$1.04 M
7Canada$1.01 M
8China$679,087
9Switzerland$291,400
10Italy$250,479
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $56.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $30,265,251
2Miami International Airport $6,652,602
3Los Angeles International Airport $5,024,879
4Port of Newark $2,106,313
5Port of New Orleans $1,953,811
6Port of Houston $1,766,774
7Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $1,540,554
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,075,040
9Port of Charleston $1,063,626
10Philadelphia International Airport $978,182

U.S. imports of Organic compound precious metals decreased 51.94 percent through August to $56.5 million

U.S. imports of Organic compound precious metals decreased 51.94 percent from $117.57 million to $56.5 million 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 862 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 725 for the last full year with a total value of $138.06 million, a $61.1 million, 79.40 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Miami International Airport, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Argentina. The leading gateways were No. 1 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Africa $21,716,847
2Japan $16,354,879
3Argentina $6,406,658
4Germany $4,304,146
5United Kingdom $3,511,488
6Croatia $1,044,682
7Canada $1,014,623
8China $679,087
9Switzerland $291,400
10Italy $250,479

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $45,061,312
2New York City $11,164,593
3Los Angeles $8,142,010
4Philadelphia $5,508,915
5Miami $1,851,678
6New Orleans $1,189,837
7Charleston $1,014,501
8Houston $824,070
9Chicago $618,355
10San Francisco $516,501

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 37.6 percent compared to last year to $30.27 million.
  • Miami International Airport fell 21.5 percent compared to last year to $6.65 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 72.72 percent compared to last year to $5.02 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1290.83 percent compared to last year to $2.11 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 43.8 percent compared to last year to $1.95 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 South Africa decreased $22.13 million, 50.47 percent, (38.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $3.53 million, 27.48 percent, (28.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Argentina decreased $1.19 million, 15.69 percent, (11.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $2.51 million, 36.81 percent, (7.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $5.12 million, 59.34 percent, (6.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.55 percent of all these Organic compound precious metals imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $52.29 million of the $56.5 million total.

All totaled, 81.42 percent of all these Organic compound precious metals imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $46 million of the $56.5 million total