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

Imports: Prepared explosives

Prepared explosives, the No. 716 import by value totaled $10.07 million for the month of August, $124.09 million through August of 2019, and $162.93 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
1Poland$38.59 M
2Norway$13.2 M
3Germany$12.55 M
4Mexico$11.47 M
5China$9.52 M
6Sweden$7.72 M
7India$7.64 M
8Canada$6.68 M
9Thailand$4.34 M
10United Kingdom$4.1 M
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U.S. imports of Prepared explosives increased 11.59 percent through August to $124.09 million

U.S. imports of Prepared explosives increased 11.59 percent from $111.2 million to $124.09 million 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 716 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 740 for the last full year with a total value of $162.93 million, a $53.39 million, 48.74 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Poland, No. 2 Norway, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 2 Port of Portland, Maine, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Poland, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Norway. The leading gateways were No. 1 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 2 Port of Portland, Maine, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Poland $38,593,359
2Norway $13,203,070
3Germany $12,554,600
4Mexico $11,471,328
5China $9,518,406
6Sweden $7,724,643
7India $7,638,872
8Canada $6,675,237
9Thailand $4,340,888
10United Kingdom $4,095,507

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Ogdensburg, N.Y. $18,023,317
2Los Angeles $4,860,815
3Portland, Maine $4,835,659
4Laredo $4,224,563
5Seattle $3,264,423
6Portland/Columbia-Snake River $3,156,678
7Wilmington $2,878,610
8Houston $2,503,406
9Phoenix/Nogales $1,570,236
10Great Falls, Mont. $1,435,516

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:

  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 22.44 percent compared to last year to $59.09 million.
  • Port of Portland, Maine fell 12.75 percent compared to last year to $8.36 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 1.37 percent compared to last year to $8.02 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 58.86 percent compared to last year to $7.58 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 960.94 percent compared to last year to $7.29 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 Poland increased $5.98 million, 18.32 percent, (31.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Norway increased $6.24 million, 89.6 percent, (10.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $4.46 million, 26.22 percent, (10.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $740,453, 6.9 percent, (9.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $5.66 million, 37.28 percent, (7.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.77 percent of all these Prepared explosives imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $85.34 million of the $124.09 million total.

All totaled, 72.8 percent of all these Prepared explosives imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $90.34 million of the $124.09 million total