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

Imports: Refractory bricks

Refractory bricks, the No. 665 import by value totaled $17.33 million for the month of February, $37.27 million through February of 2019, and $234.87 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
1Germany$8.01 M
2China$7.66 M
3Brazil$2.8 M
4Austria$2.7 M
5Spain$2.43 M
6Canada$1.98 M
7India$1.96 M
8Italy$1.7 M
9Mexico$1.5 M
10Poland$1.32 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $37.27 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $7,246,308
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,798,128
3Port of Houston $3,702,854
4Port of Virginia $3,508,114
5Port of Charleston $3,066,222
6Port of Los Angeles $2,712,989
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,591,620
8Port Laredo $1,769,509
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $1,618,806
10Port of Long Beach $1,289,599

U.S. imports of Refractory bricks decreased 5.14 percent through February to $37.27 million

U.S. imports of Refractory bricks decreased 5.14 percent from $39.29 million to $37.27 million through the first two 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 665 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 652 for the last full year with a total value of $234.87 million, a $7.83 million, 3.45 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Austria and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 France and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $8,009,311
2China $7,657,509
3Brazil $2,804,415
4Austria $2,701,753
5Spain $2,431,775
6Canada $1,984,185
7India $1,956,006
8Italy $1,701,348
9Mexico $1,499,022
10Poland $1,324,858

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $9,552,299
2Chicago $8,915,438
3Los Angeles $8,034,682
4Houston $7,980,879
5Baltimore $6,280,745
6Charleston $5,305,426
7Cleveland $5,037,832
8Atlanta/Savannah $3,956,379
9Detroit $3,697,717
10New Orleans $3,230,416

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 fell 1.32 percent compared to last year to $7.25 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 87.96 percent compared to last year to $3.8 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 10.36 percent compared to last year to $3.7 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 113.99 percent compared to last year to $3.51 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 4.33 percent compared to last year to $3.07 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 Germany increased $3.04 million, 61.3 percent, (21.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $1.75 million, 18.58 percent, (20.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil increased $1.65 million, 142.72 percent, (7.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Austria increased $860,526, 46.74 percent, (7.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain decreased $485,680, 16.65 percent, (6.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.33 percent of all these Refractory bricks imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $23.6 million of the $37.27 million total.

All totaled, 57.21 percent of all these Refractory bricks imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $21.32 million of the $37.27 million total