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

Imports: Precious metal ores, concentrates

Precious metal ores, concentrates, the No. 1211 import by value totaled $185,919 for the month of July, $258,575 through July of 2019, and $3.24 million 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$248,116
2Morocco$10,459
3South Africa$0
4Belgium$0
5Peru$0
6Malaysia$0
7Mexico$0
8Guatemala$0
9Turkey$0
10France$0
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U.S. imports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 90.01 percent through July to $258,575

U.S. imports of Precious metal ores, concentrates decreased 90.01 percent from $2.59 million to $258,575 through the first seven 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 1211 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1155 for the last full year with a total value of $3.24 million, a $7.69 million, 70.37 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources only markets for U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Morocco, No. 3 China and No. 4 Greece. The leading gateways were No. 1 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 2 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Philadelphia International Airport and No. 5 Alcan border crossing, Alaska.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources only markets for U.S. imports of were No. 1 Greece, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China and No. 4 Morocco. 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $248,116
2Morocco $10,459
3China $0
4Greece $0

January – July 2019

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 through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 8.09 percent compared to last year to $185,919.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. totaled $62,197. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY totaled $10,459. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Philadelphia International Airport totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Alcan border crossing, Alaska totaled $0. 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 Canada increased $67,517, 37.39 percent, (95.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Morocco increased $10,459, 0 percent, (4.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $8,475, 100 percent, (0 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Greece decreased $2.4 million, 100 percent, (0 percent market share).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Precious metal ores, concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $258,575 of the $258,575 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 July of this year. That is equal to $258,575 of the $258,575 total