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

Imports: Sands, except metal-bearing

Sands, except metal-bearing, the No. 905 import by value totaled $3.34 million for the month of February, $9.08 million through February of 2020, and $52.89 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$3.29 M
2Vietnam$2.37 M
3Belgium$482,396
4Japan$466,707
5Mexico$462,506
6Brazil$446,860
7South Africa$301,778
8Australia$214,635
9Germany$167,915
10Norway$135,041
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $9.08 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $2,366,062
2Port of Los Angeles $1,163,839
3Port of Redwood City, Calif. $767,517
4Port of San Francisco, Calif. $663,210
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $570,875
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $460,212
7Port of Philadelphia $446,860
8Port of Houston $379,607
9Progreso, Border Crossing, Texas $338,388
10Port of Richmond, Calif. $204,034

U.S. imports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 35.14 percent through February to $9.08 million

U.S. imports of Sands, except metal-bearing increased 35.14 percent from $6.72 million to $9.08 million through the first two 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 905 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 952 for the last full year with a total value of $52.89 million, a $5.71 million, 9.74 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Redwood City, Calif., No. 4 Port of San Francisco, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $3,287,919
2Vietnam $2,366,062
3Belgium $482,396
4Japan $466,707
5Mexico $462,506
6Brazil $446,860
7South Africa $301,778
8Australia $214,635
9Germany $167,915
10Norway $135,041

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $877,420
2Honolulu $674,787
3Baltimore $502,972
4Seattle $497,124
5Philadelphia $339,466
6Los Angeles $320,510
7Atlanta/Savannah $190,400
8Detroit $79,306
9Norfolk $77,341
10New York City $56,585

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 Honolulu, Hawaii totaled $2.37 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 76.3 percent compared to last year to $1.16 million.
  • Port of Redwood City, Calif. fell 31.62 percent compared to last year to $767,517.
  • Port of San Francisco, Calif. fell 11.29 percent compared to last year to $663,210.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 6.72 percent compared to last year to $570,875.

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 decreased $523,880, 13.74 percent, (36.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam increased $2.37 million, 0 percent, (26.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium increased $343,076, 246.25 percent, (5.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $457,405, 4917.28 percent, (5.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $295,522, 176.98 percent, (5.1 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.84 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $7.07 million of the $9.08 million total.

All totaled, 60.94 percent of all these Sands, except metal-bearing imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $5.53 million of the $9.08 million total