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

Imports: Refractory bricks

Refractory bricks, the No. 673 import by value totaled $17.93 million for the month of October, $189.16 million through October of 2018, and $227.04 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$59.22 M
2Germany$23.61 M
3Canada$20.06 M
4Brazil$10.19 M
5India$8.59 M
6Japan$8.22 M
7Austria$7.53 M
8France$7.08 M
9Italy$6.49 M
10United Kingdom$5.34 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $189.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $34,011,490
2Port of Houston $17,119,488
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $14,453,977
4Port of Charleston $13,536,335
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $12,429,276
6Port of Virginia $11,952,983
7Port of Los Angeles $11,580,370
8Port of Long Beach $8,221,835
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $5,831,426
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,730,787

U.S. imports of Refractory bricks increased 1.68 percent through October to $189.16 million

U.S. imports of Refractory bricks increased 1.68 percent from $186.04 million to $189.16 million through the first 10 months of 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 673 through October 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 $227.04 million, a $20.38 million, 9.86 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $59,219,622
2Germany $23,612,992
3Canada $20,055,708
4Brazil $10,192,867
5India $8,591,928
6Japan $8,218,835
7Austria $7,526,874
8France $7,081,259
9Italy $6,490,334
10United Kingdom $5,340,777

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $5,682,591
2Houston $4,391,755
3Baltimore $3,662,500
4Chicago $3,485,322
5Charleston $2,673,576
6Los Angeles $2,279,320
7Cleveland $2,120,568
8Detroit $2,111,048
9Atlanta/Savannah $1,377,590
10Laredo $1,362,825

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 37.59 percent compared to last year to $34.01 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 30.62 percent compared to last year to $17.12 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 32.37 percent compared to last year to $14.45 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 70.88 percent compared to last year to $13.54 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 43.31 percent compared to last year to $12.43 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 $9.26 million, 18.54 percent, (31.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $1.67 million, 6.61 percent, (12.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $2.46 million, 14 percent, (10.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Brazil decreased $9.31 million, 47.73 percent, (5.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $1.74 million, 25.32 percent, (4.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.32 percent of all these Refractory bricks imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $121.67 million of the $189.16 million total.

All totaled, 48.4 percent of all these Refractory bricks imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $91.55 million of the $189.16 million total