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

Imports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 1168 import by value totaled $0 for the month of October, $2.6 million through October of 2018, and $10.93 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
1Greece$2.4 M
2Canada$188,109
3China$8,475
4Indonesia$0
5Australia$0
6New Zealand$0
7Guatemala$0
8Portugal$0
9India$0
10Mexico$0
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U.S. imports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 70.44 percent through October to $2.6 million

U.S. imports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 70.44 percent from $8.78 million to $2.6 million through the first 10 months of 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 1168 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1102 for the last full year with a total value of $10.93 million, a $2.55 million, 18.94 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Greece, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Ecuador and No. 5 Ireland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Greece, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Ecuador and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Olympia, Wash., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Greece $2,399,782
2Canada $188,109
3China $8,475
4Ecuador $0
5Ireland $0

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $1,038,782

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 32.47 percent compared to last year to $2.4 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 61.78 percent compared to last year to $172,000.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport rose 286.97 percent compared to last year to $10,692.
  • Los Angeles International Airport totaled $8,475. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio totaled $5,417. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 Greece decreased $1.15 million, 32.47 percent, (92.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $2.38 million, 92.68 percent, (7.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $8,475, 0 percent, (0.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Ecuador decreased $64,493, 100 percent, (0 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ireland decreased $2.6 million, 100 percent, (0 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.6 million of the $2.6 million total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.6 million of the $2.6 million total