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

Imports: Refractory ceramic materials

Refractory ceramic materials, the No. 633 import by value totaled $20.34 million for the month of March, $59.4 million through March of 2020, and $239.09 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
1Mexico$17.95 M
2China$10.79 M
3Japan$7.5 M
4Germany$7.35 M
5Canada$4.12 M
6United Kingdom$4.05 M
7France$1.71 M
8India$1.05 M
9Czech Republic$1 M
10Italy$759,897
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $59.4 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $20,029,321
2Port of Newark $8,443,120
3Port of Los Angeles $4,059,033
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,441,101
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,312,736
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,186,814
7Port of Long Beach $2,128,182
8Port of Houston $1,794,463
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $1,732,097
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,202,806

U.S. imports of Refractory ceramic materials increased 0.79 percent through March to $59.4 million

U.S. imports of Refractory ceramic materials increased 0.79 percent from $58.94 million to $59.4 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 633 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 655 for the last full year with a total value of $239.09 million, a $15.46 million, 6.07 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $17,951,054
2China $10,793,685
3Japan $7,495,880
4Germany $7,352,185
5Canada $4,123,182
6United Kingdom $4,054,336
7France $1,710,216
8India $1,052,461
9Czech Republic $1,002,038
10Italy $759,897

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $5,712,524
2New York City $2,034,537
3Cleveland $1,822,067
4Detroit $1,813,323
5Chicago $1,777,006
6Houston $849,715
7Charleston $716,640
8New Orleans $633,132
9Philadelphia $453,964
10Mobile $392,882

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 Laredo rose 6.72 percent compared to last year to $20.03 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 27.99 percent compared to last year to $8.44 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 3.83 percent compared to last year to $4.06 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 47.87 percent compared to last year to $2.44 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 18.45 percent compared to last year to $2.31 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 Mexico increased $863,150, 5.05 percent, (30.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $2.89 million, 36.62 percent, (18.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $1.62 million, 17.79 percent, (12.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $2.92 million, 28.41 percent, (12.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $873,535, 17.48 percent, (6.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.33 percent of all these Refractory ceramic materials imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $47.72 million of the $59.4 million total.

All totaled, 62.77 percent of all these Refractory ceramic materials imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $37.29 million of the $59.4 million total