Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc.

Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc., the No. 692 import by value totaled $13.9 million for the month of February, $30.54 million through February of 2020, and $234.32 million for all of 2019, 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
1Belgium$6.12 M
2China$5.74 M
3Germany$4.97 M
4Italy$2.53 M
5India$1.9 M
6Japan$1.57 M
7The Netherlands$1.5 M
8Finland$1.33 M
9Mexico$697,895
10Brazil$597,494
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $30.54 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $7,350,705
2Port of Houston $2,702,544
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,555,915
4Port of Los Angeles $1,787,779
5Port of New Orleans $1,729,123
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,704,580
7San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,598,500
8Port of Virginia $1,313,686
9Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $975,923
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $847,318

U.S. imports of Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. decreased 14.88 percent through February to $30.54 million

U.S. imports of Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. decreased 14.88 percent from $35.88 million to $30.54 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 692 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 673 for the last full year with a total value of $234.32 million, a $3.3 million, 1.39 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 India and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Belgium $6,123,960
2China $5,739,672
3Germany $4,969,363
4Italy $2,530,844
5India $1,897,224
6Japan $1,566,730
7The Netherlands $1,498,641
8Finland $1,329,427
9Mexico $697,895
10Brazil $597,494

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $4,341,420
2Houston $3,867,191
3Chicago $1,991,870
4Los Angeles $1,258,900
5Seattle $1,176,577
6New Orleans $1,149,533
7Dallas $867,936
8Cleveland $716,093
9San Francisco $707,696
10Atlanta/Savannah $482,710

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 28.13 percent compared to last year to $7.35 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 18.04 percent compared to last year to $2.7 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 41.16 percent compared to last year to $2.56 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 25.86 percent compared to last year to $1.79 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 46.96 percent compared to last year to $1.73 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 Belgium increased $3.85 million, 169.32 percent, (20.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $4.13 million, 41.83 percent, (18.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $1.5 million, 23.14 percent, (16.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy decreased $340,297, 11.85 percent, (8.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $916,112, 32.56 percent, (6.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.62 percent of all these Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $21.26 million of the $30.54 million total.

All totaled, 52.8 percent of all these Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $16.13 million of the $30.54 million total