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

Imports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 1167 import by value totaled $641,846 for the month of December, $3.24 million through December 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$829,955
3China$8,475
4France$0
5Australia$0
6India$0
7Philippines$0
8Indonesia$0
9Guatemala$0
10Mexico$0
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U.S. imports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 70.37 percent through December to $3.24 million

U.S. imports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 70.37 percent from $10.93 million to $3.24 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 1167 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1098 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 December 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 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Greece $2,399,782
2Canada $829,955
3China $8,475
4Ecuador $0
5Ireland $0

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $1,038,782
2Pembina, N.D. $528,791
3Seattle $113,055
4Cleveland $0
5Los Angeles $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 57.89 percent compared to last year to $2.4 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 55.73 percent compared to last year to $700,791.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 5.99 percent compared to last year to $113,055.
  • 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.

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 $3.3 million, 57.89 percent, (74.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $1.74 million, 67.68 percent, (25.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $8,475, 0 percent, (0.26 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 December of this year. That is equal to $3.24 million of the $3.24 million total.

All totaled, 99.83 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $3.23 million of the $3.24 million total