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

Imports: Potassic fertilizers

Potassic fertilizers, the No. 142 import by value totaled $238.1 million for the month of August, $2.06 billion through August of 2019, and $2.75 billion 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
1Canada$1.67 B
2Belarus$159.83 M
3Russia$128.85 M
4Israel$53.4 M
5Germany$25.66 M
6Belgium$3.65 M
7United Kingdom$3.06 M
8Chile$2.78 M
9Egypt$645,625
10Japan$602,883
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Eastport, Idaho $601,290,806
2International Falls, Minn. $469,317,678
3Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $400,635,196
4Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $198,200,595
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $133,430,658
6Port of New Orleans $114,307,266
7Port of Wilmington, N.C. $17,441,693
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $15,591,890
9Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $14,849,044
10Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D. $10,042,122

U.S. imports of Potassic fertilizers increased 12.95 percent through August to $2.06 billion

U.S. imports of Potassic fertilizers increased 12.95 percent from $1.82 billion to $2.06 billion through the first eight 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 142 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 160 for the last full year with a total value of $2.75 billion, a $232.8 million, 9.25 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Belarus, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Belarus, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Eastport, Idaho, No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,674,150,889
2Belarus $159,831,400
3Russia $128,845,030
4Israel $53,397,185
5Germany $25,663,611
6Belgium $3,648,646
7United Kingdom $3,056,663
8Chile $2,775,644
9Egypt $645,625
10Japan $602,883

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Pembina, N.D. $278,875,932
2Great Falls, Mont. $256,618,965
3Duluth, Minn. $216,856,005
4New Orleans $95,444,323
5Seattle $6,524,886
6Buffalo $4,977,117
7Wilmington $4,849,545
8Atlanta/Savannah $3,159,981
9Cleveland $2,336,476
10San Francisco $1,179,918

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Eastport, Idaho rose 28.65 percent compared to last year to $601.29 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 0.83 percent compared to last year to $469.32 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 5.86 percent compared to last year to $400.64 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 123.27 percent compared to last year to $198.2 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 5.09 percent compared to last year to $133.43 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 $149.46 million, 9.8 percent, (81.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Belarus increased $56.1 million, 54.09 percent, (7.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia increased $29.8 million, 30.09 percent, (6.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Israel increased $5.22 million, 10.82 percent, (2.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $114,631, 0.45 percent, (1.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.35 percent of all these Potassic fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $2.04 billion of the $2.06 billion total.

All totaled, 87.72 percent of all these Potassic fertilizers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.8 billion of the $2.06 billion total