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

Imports: Phosphates, etc.

Phosphates, etc., the No. 559 import by value totaled $33.4 million for the month of December, $356.16 million through December of 2018, and $325.79 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$76.56 M
2Canada$66.07 M
3Germany$41.37 M
4Japan$28.44 M
5Mexico$27.25 M
6Russia$27.04 M
7Belgium$15.45 M
8France$14.85 M
9Thailand$14.15 M
10Israel$11.59 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $356.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $53,585,660
2Port of Newark $45,093,102
3Port of New Orleans $43,272,214
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $25,716,293
5San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $25,159,492
6Port of Charleston $23,782,545
7Port of Virginia $19,418,140
8Port Laredo $16,963,992
9Port of Los Angeles $16,181,756
10Port of Houston $11,424,512

U.S. imports of Phosphates, etc. increased 9.32 percent through December to $356.16 million

U.S. imports of Phosphates, etc. increased 9.32 percent from $325.79 million to $356.16 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 559 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 561 for the last full year with a total value of $325.79 million, a $39.35 million, 10.78 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $76,561,864
2Canada $66,067,017
3Germany $41,366,612
4Japan $28,441,715
5Mexico $27,252,171
6Russia $27,037,538
7Belgium $15,446,068
8France $14,845,853
9Thailand $14,152,486
10Israel $11,587,827

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $17,109,049
2New Orleans $10,985,208
3New York City $10,113,548
4San Francisco $8,254,341
5Atlanta/Savannah $6,937,973
6Norfolk $5,723,631
7Laredo $5,649,189
8Charleston $5,409,181
9Los Angeles $4,479,505
10Chicago $3,003,410

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 32.46 percent compared to last year to $53.59 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 17.52 percent compared to last year to $45.09 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 157.73 percent compared to last year to $43.27 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 5.1 percent compared to last year to $25.72 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 28.62 percent compared to last year to $25.16 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 $9.29 million, 13.81 percent, (21.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $4.01 million, 6.46 percent, (18.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $6.17 million, 12.99 percent, (11.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $6.24 million, 28.1 percent, (7.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $3.31 million, 10.83 percent, (7.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.3 percent of all these Phosphates, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $239.69 million of the $356.16 million total.

All totaled, 54.14 percent of all these Phosphates, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $192.83 million of the $356.16 million total