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

Imports: Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes

Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes, the No. 478 import by value totaled $52.86 million for the month of March, $129.62 million through March of 2019, and $495.82 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
1China$37.4 M
2Canada$25.2 M
3Taiwan$11.69 M
4South Africa$11.56 M
5Japan$8.85 M
6Malaysia$8.65 M
7Germany$5.49 M
8United Kingdom$5.37 M
9The Netherlands$4.08 M
10Greece$3.52 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $129.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $13,447,016
2Port of Los Angeles $13,089,622
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,552,988
4Port of Newark $12,119,517
5Port of San Francisco, Calif. $11,052,327
6Brownsville International Bridges $10,822,164
7Port of Philadelphia $9,573,844
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $9,478,236
9Port of Charleston $8,946,106
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $7,962,877

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 10.05 percent through March to $129.62 million

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 10.05 percent from $117.78 million to $129.62 million through the first three 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 478 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 486 for the last full year with a total value of $495.82 million, a $32.69 million, 7.06 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of San Francisco, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Africa, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $37,403,079
2Canada $25,203,150
3Taiwan $11,685,107
4South Africa $11,557,580
5Japan $8,851,287
6Malaysia $8,648,824
7Germany $5,488,277
8United Kingdom $5,370,249
9The Netherlands $4,084,474
10Greece $3,524,727

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $23,376,585
2Buffalo $20,361,183
3Laredo $19,704,202
4Philadelphia $18,044,691
5Los Angeles $16,828,587
6New York City $15,598,142
7Detroit $14,271,830
8Houston $13,691,939
9Charleston $5,873,442
10New Orleans $5,707,166

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 92.29 percent compared to last year to $13.45 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 12.52 percent compared to last year to $13.09 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 18.58 percent compared to last year to $12.55 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 10.97 percent compared to last year to $12.12 million.
  • Port of San Francisco, Calif. rose 8.63 percent compared to last year to $11.05 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 China decreased $7.29 million, 16.31 percent, (28.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $1.39 million, 5.22 percent, (19.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $3.61 million, 44.68 percent, (9.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Africa increased $2.59 million, 28.9 percent, (8.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $1.66 million, 23.09 percent, (6.83 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.06 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $94.7 million of the $129.62 million total.

All totaled, 48.03 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $62.26 million of the $129.62 million total