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

Imports: Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc.

Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc., the No. 661 import by value totaled $27.61 million for the month of December, $237.62 million through December of 2018, and $197.54 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
1China$65.65 M
2Germany$48 M
3Japan$14.88 M
4Belgium$14.12 M
5Italy$13.14 M
6The Netherlands$12.99 M
7India$12.66 M
8Finland$7.72 M
9Brazil$7.59 M
10Israel$7.28 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $237.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $43,274,426
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $24,140,666
3Port of New Orleans $19,780,807
4Port of Los Angeles $17,902,141
5Port of Charleston $16,231,568
6Port of Houston $12,618,328
7Port of Virginia $12,076,705
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $9,674,076
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $9,042,174
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,374,144

U.S. imports of Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. increased 20.29 percent through December to $237.62 million

U.S. imports of Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. increased 20.29 percent from $197.54 million to $237.62 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 661 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 679 for the last full year with a total value of $197.54 million, a $21.46 million, 12.19 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 India, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $65,648,670
2Germany $47,999,880
3Japan $14,876,117
4Belgium $14,118,148
5Italy $13,138,425
6The Netherlands $12,993,889
7India $12,662,092
8Finland $7,715,044
9Brazil $7,591,376
10Israel $7,284,798

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $10,810,371
2Atlanta/Savannah $9,357,389
3Los Angeles $6,157,073
4Chicago $5,804,967
5Houston $4,868,755
6Charleston $3,233,332
7New Orleans $3,138,615
8Detroit $2,877,621
9Dallas $2,819,938
10Seattle $2,769,960

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 25.88 percent compared to last year to $43.27 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 207.31 percent compared to last year to $24.14 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 99.23 percent compared to last year to $19.78 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 27.68 percent compared to last year to $17.9 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 14.15 percent compared to last year to $16.23 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 China increased $26.75 million, 68.75 percent, (27.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $5.65 million, 13.34 percent, (20.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $4.49 million, 43.21 percent, (6.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium increased $2.57 million, 22.27 percent, (5.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $2.12 million, 19.26 percent, (5.53 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.56 percent of all these Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $155.78 million of the $237.62 million total.

All totaled, 51.06 percent of all these Quaternary ammonium salts, lecithins, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $121.33 million of the $237.62 million total