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

Imports: Railway tracks

Railway tracks, the No. 788 import by value totaled $8.2 million for the month of March, $27.09 million through March of 2020, and $207.9 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
1Canada$6.77 M
2India$4.77 M
3Czech Republic$4.06 M
4China$3.93 M
5Australia$3.38 M
6United Kingdom$1.83 M
7Austria$467,180
8Germany$449,600
9Mexico$348,548
10Brazil$341,962
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $27.09 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. $3,988,007
2Port of Newark $3,816,909
3International Falls, Minn. $3,468,488
4Port of Houston $1,600,449
5Port of Chester, Penn. $1,553,679
6Port of Charleston $1,419,703
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,232,630
8Port of Philadelphia $1,211,909
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,170,613
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $913,784

U.S. imports of Railway tracks decreased 42.78 percent through March to $27.09 million

U.S. imports of Railway tracks decreased 42.78 percent from $47.34 million to $27.09 million through the first three 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 788 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 699 for the last full year with a total value of $207.9 million, a $11.27 million, 5.14 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 India, No. 3 Czech Republic, No. 4 China and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 International Falls, Minn., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 India, No. 4 Czech Republic and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Stockton, Calif., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $6,773,700
2India $4,766,180
3Czech Republic $4,055,841
4China $3,927,993
5Australia $3,380,810
6United Kingdom $1,830,057
7Austria $467,180
8Germany $449,600
9Mexico $348,548
10Brazil $341,962

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $1,867,170
2Chicago $1,486,784
3Philadelphia $1,481,300
4Cleveland $1,146,728
5Duluth, Minn. $1,013,825
6Detroit $546,143
7Great Falls, Mont. $442,807
8Pembina, N.D. $418,957
9Baltimore $383,934
10Charleston $364,190

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. fell 4.84 percent compared to last year to $3.99 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 5.18 percent compared to last year to $3.82 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 395.71 percent compared to last year to $3.47 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 25.84 percent compared to last year to $1.6 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. fell 10.79 percent compared to last year to $1.55 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 Canada increased $3.75 million, 124.29 percent, (25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India decreased $635,499, 11.76 percent, (17.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Czech Republic decreased $462,326, 10.23 percent, (14.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $4.09 million, 51.02 percent, (14.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Australia increased $535,550, 18.82 percent, (12.48 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.54 percent of all these Railway tracks imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $22.9 million of the $27.09 million total.

All totaled, 53.25 percent of all these Railway tracks imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $14.43 million of the $27.09 million total