Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes

Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes, the No. 523 import by value totaled $28.31 million for the month of February, $60.44 million through February of 2020, and $457.04 million for all of 2019, 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
1Canada$17.24 M
2Taiwan$10.46 M
3China$8.3 M
4Japan$5.92 M
5South Africa$4.49 M
6Germany$4.32 M
7United Kingdom$2.14 M
8Italy$1.64 M
9Greece$1.37 M
10Spain$1.2 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $60.44 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $8,707,127
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $8,408,756
3Port of Newark $7,149,323
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $6,624,318
5Port of San Francisco, Calif. $5,681,127
6Port of Houston $4,398,867
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,430,196
8Port of Richmond, Calif. $2,473,096
9Port of Charleston $2,400,770
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,068,552

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes decreased 21.27 percent through February to $60.44 million

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes decreased 21.27 percent from $76.76 million to $60.44 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 523 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 496 for the last full year with a total value of $457.04 million, a $38.78 million, 7.82 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Africa. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. 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 Taiwan, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $17,243,048
2Taiwan $10,459,446
3China $8,295,713
4Japan $5,920,799
5South Africa $4,493,229
6Germany $4,316,360
7United Kingdom $2,140,935
8Italy $1,642,069
9Greece $1,366,459
10Spain $1,198,146

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $4,245,323
2Los Angeles $3,531,819
3Buffalo $3,436,944
4Philadelphia $2,231,300
5New York City $2,169,706
6New Orleans $2,099,653
7Houston $1,104,263
8Charleston $1,014,490
9St. Louis $1,010,200
10Chicago $442,864

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 0.99 percent compared to last year to $8.71 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 0.49 percent compared to last year to $8.41 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 3.71 percent compared to last year to $7.15 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 7.72 percent compared to last year to $6.62 million.
  • Port of San Francisco, Calif. fell 26.25 percent compared to last year to $5.68 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 Canada increased $324,377, 1.92 percent, (28.53 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $2.21 million, 26.78 percent, (17.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $9.25 million, 52.72 percent, (13.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $1.03 million, 21.16 percent, (9.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa decreased $2.53 million, 36.02 percent, (7.43 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.8 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $46.41 million of the $60.44 million total.

All totaled, 60.51 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $36.57 million of the $60.44 million total