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

Imports: Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes

Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes, the No. 489 import by value totaled $46.38 million for the month of December, $495.82 million through December 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$171.07 M
2Canada$107.77 M
3Taiwan$36.74 M
4Malaysia$35.33 M
5South Africa$30.33 M
6Japan$27.57 M
7Germany$14.53 M
8Greece$10.98 M
9The Netherlands$9.75 M
10United Kingdom$9.04 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $495.82 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $59,955,992
2Port of Houston $52,577,552
3Port of Newark $52,371,734
4Brownsville International Bridges $47,860,054
5Port of Los Angeles $42,008,621
6Port of Philadelphia $40,858,964
7Port of San Francisco, Calif. $40,367,620
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $32,763,554
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $29,938,870
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $20,137,822

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 7.06 percent through December to $495.82 million

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes increased 7.06 percent from $463.13 million to $495.82 million in 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 489 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 483 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 December 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 Malaysia and No. 5 Japan. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $171,066,360
2Canada $107,766,864
3Taiwan $36,738,742
4Malaysia $35,333,460
5South Africa $30,326,874
6Japan $27,571,956
7Germany $14,530,041
8Greece $10,981,676
9The Netherlands $9,749,246
10United Kingdom $9,041,683

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $19,696,847
2San Francisco $19,093,192
3Buffalo $14,773,383
4Houston $12,381,136
5Los Angeles $12,191,892
6New York City $11,767,000
7Philadelphia $10,287,366
8Detroit $10,269,241
9New Orleans $5,598,445
10Charleston $4,279,748

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 2.24 percent compared to last year to $59.96 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 34.18 percent compared to last year to $52.58 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 10.76 percent compared to last year to $52.37 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 31.13 percent compared to last year to $47.86 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 32.46 percent compared to last year to $42.01 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 $36.84 million, 27.44 percent, (34.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $2.44 million, 2.31 percent, (21.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $14.09 million, 62.23 percent, (7.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Malaysia increased $3 million, 9.27 percent, (7.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa decreased $15.95 million, 34.46 percent, (6.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.89 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $381.23 million of the $495.82 million total.

All totaled, 51.38 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $254.77 million of the $495.82 million total