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

Imports: Sands, except metal-bearing

Sands, except metal-bearing, the No. 926 import by value totaled $3.7 million for the month of December, $58.6 million through December of 2018, and $48.77 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
1Canada$31.66 M
2Belgium$4.1 M
3Australia$3.53 M
4Brazil$2.81 M
5China$2.4 M
6Senegal$1.48 M
7Turkey$1.35 M
8Vietnam$1.29 M
9India$1.24 M
10Norway$1.21 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $58.6 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $8,744,925
2Port of Redwood City, Calif. $6,771,104
3Port of Seattle, Wash. $5,234,898
4Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $4,895,338
5Port of San Francisco, Calif. $4,574,648
6Port of Los Angeles $3,792,552
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,940,342
8Port of Philadelphia $2,728,019
9Port of Richmond, Calif. $2,300,744
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $2,111,321

U.S. imports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 20.16 percent through December to $58.6 million

U.S. imports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 20.16 percent from $48.77 million to $58.6 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 926 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 940 for the last full year with a total value of $48.77 million, a $8.12 million, 19.97 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Redwood City, Calif., No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii and No. 5 Port of San Francisco, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Redwood City, Calif., No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of San Francisco, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $31,661,259
2Belgium $4,102,119
3Australia $3,529,119
4Brazil $2,808,383
5China $2,401,256
6Senegal $1,479,816
7Turkey $1,349,864
8Vietnam $1,290,021
9India $1,244,585
10Norway $1,208,637

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $2,513,943
2Seattle $1,427,255
3Atlanta/Savannah $1,289,199
4Honolulu $1,110,443
5Baltimore $644,394
6Philadelphia $557,053
7Los Angeles $504,371
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $402,480
9Cleveland $384,268
10Houston $218,400

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 56.46 percent compared to last year to $8.74 million.
  • Port of Redwood City, Calif. rose 40.14 percent compared to last year to $6.77 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 18.83 percent compared to last year to $5.23 million.
  • Port of Honolulu, Hawaii rose 50.1 percent compared to last year to $4.9 million.
  • Port of San Francisco, Calif. rose 27.32 percent compared to last year to $4.57 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 $7.91 million, 33.32 percent, (54.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Belgium increased $2.22 million, 117.74 percent, (7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia decreased $933,959, 20.93 percent, (6.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Brazil increased $431,942, 18.18 percent, (4.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $488,729, 16.91 percent, (4.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.94 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $44.5 million of the $58.6 million total.

All totaled, 51.57 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $30.22 million of the $58.6 million total