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

Imports: Sulfates

Sulfates, the No. 534 import by value totaled $29.95 million for the month of October, $334.2 million through October of 2018, and $372.1 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
1Mexico$135.27 M
2China$71.17 M
3Germany$33.3 M
4Canada$21.61 M
5Finland$13.06 M
6India$11.15 M
7Russia$6.98 M
8Japan$5.95 M
9Chile$5.18 M
10Belgium$4.3 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $334.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $119,454,306
2Port of Newark $23,855,123
3Port of New Orleans $22,289,527
4Port of Los Angeles $15,584,912
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $15,528,110
6Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $11,751,707
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $11,426,537
8Port of New York $8,376,099
9Port of Virginia $7,470,500
10Port of Charleston $7,050,240

U.S. imports of Sulfates increased 5.32 percent through October to $334.2 million

U.S. imports of Sulfates increased 5.32 percent from $317.3 million to $334.2 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 534 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 525 for the last full year with a total value of $372.1 million, a $82.87 million, 28.65 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Finland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $135,274,535
2China $71,168,543
3Germany $33,298,805
4Canada $21,606,381
5Finland $13,064,508
6India $11,151,036
7Russia $6,983,681
8Japan $5,948,235
9Chile $5,179,966
10Belgium $4,302,531

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $30,863,971
2New Orleans $3,522,489
3New York City $3,510,026
4Seattle $2,906,631
5Los Angeles $2,782,116
6Buffalo $2,365,202
7San Francisco $2,320,358
8Chicago $2,292,510
9Pembina, N.D. $1,837,965
10Cleveland $1,805,840

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 Laredo rose 7.1 percent compared to last year to $119.45 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 16.71 percent compared to last year to $23.86 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 75.36 percent compared to last year to $22.29 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.05 percent compared to last year to $15.58 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 35.42 percent compared to last year to $15.53 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 $8.55 million, 6.75 percent, (40.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $10.67 million, 17.64 percent, (21.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $4.66 million, 16.28 percent, (9.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $5.76 million, 21.04 percent, (6.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Finland increased $4.2 million, 47.31 percent, (3.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.11 percent of all these Sulfates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $274.41 million of the $334.2 million total.

All totaled, 58.86 percent of all these Sulfates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $196.71 million of the $334.2 million total