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

Imports: Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes

Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes, the No. 488 import by value totaled $46.57 million for the month of October, $409.11 million through October of 2018, and $463.13 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
1China$137.58 M
2Canada$90.63 M
3Taiwan$29.57 M
4Malaysia$27.71 M
5South Africa$26.04 M
6Japan$24.22 M
7Germany$12.71 M
8Italy$8.81 M
9The Netherlands$8.25 M
10Thailand$8.04 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $409.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $50,435,985
2Port of Houston $44,588,753
3Port of Newark $43,845,162
4Brownsville International Bridges $41,933,313
5Port of Los Angeles $35,769,430
6Port of San Francisco, Calif. $32,850,198
7Port of Philadelphia $28,310,304
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $27,283,962
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $23,876,791
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $16,347,405

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 9.59 percent through October to $409.11 million

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 9.59 percent from $373.32 million to $409.11 million through the first 10 months of 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 488 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 491 for the last full year with a total value of $463.13 million, a $4.63 million, 0.99 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 South Africa. 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $137,575,293
2Canada $90,633,755
3Taiwan $29,567,993
4Malaysia $27,705,848
5South Africa $26,038,816
6Japan $24,219,661
7Germany $12,714,777
8Italy $8,814,312
9The Netherlands $8,247,122
10Thailand $8,041,659

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $13,762,689
2Los Angeles $10,673,363
3Buffalo $10,535,266
4San Francisco $9,797,084
5New York City $8,078,855
6Detroit $7,052,008
7Houston $5,703,140
8Philadelphia $5,337,331
9Charleston $3,019,998
10New Orleans $2,493,503

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 2.27 percent compared to last year to $50.44 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 88.14 percent compared to last year to $44.59 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 11.63 percent compared to last year to $43.85 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 54.4 percent compared to last year to $41.93 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 32.36 percent compared to last year to $35.77 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 increased $26.41 million, 23.76 percent, (33.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $2.54 million, 2.88 percent, (22.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $12.16 million, 69.9 percent, (7.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $6.36 million, 29.78 percent, (6.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa decreased $8.82 million, 25.29 percent, (6.36 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.15 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $311.52 million of the $409.11 million total.

All totaled, 52.94 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $216.57 million of the $409.11 million total