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

Imports: Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes

Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes, the No. 494 import by value totaled $30.6 million for the month of July, $283.77 million through July 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$72.71 M
2Canada$59.05 M
3Taiwan$37.95 M
4Malaysia$19.23 M
5South Africa$19.12 M
6Japan$17.55 M
7Germany$13.57 M
8United Kingdom$12.24 M
9Greece$6.4 M
10The Netherlands$6.38 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $283.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $32,506,023
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $30,048,928
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $28,843,296
4Port of Newark $26,369,995
5Port of Los Angeles $25,867,971
6Brownsville International Bridges $22,776,691
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $21,361,425
8Port of San Francisco, Calif. $21,013,876
9Port of Philadelphia $17,350,822
10Port of Charleston $14,822,650

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 8.27 percent through July to $283.77 million

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 8.27 percent from $262.09 million to $283.77 million through the first seven 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 494 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 498 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 July 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 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Taiwan 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $72,714,310
2Canada $59,045,852
3Taiwan $37,947,868
4Malaysia $19,225,163
5South Africa $19,117,030
6Japan $17,553,758
7Germany $13,574,814
8United Kingdom $12,240,968
9Greece $6,400,146
10The Netherlands $6,382,347

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 18.17 percent compared to last year to $32.51 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 120.12 percent compared to last year to $30.05 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 16.45 percent compared to last year to $28.84 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 12.98 percent compared to last year to $26.37 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 8.59 percent compared to last year to $25.87 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 $11.61 million, 13.77 percent, (25.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $1.8 million, 2.96 percent, (20.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $19.72 million, 108.17 percent, (13.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $903,669, 4.93 percent, (6.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa increased $2.1 million, 12.34 percent, (6.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.32 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $208.05 million of the $283.77 million total.

All totaled, 50.62 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $143.64 million of the $283.77 million total