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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Imports: Sulfates

Sulfates, the No. 589 import by value totaled $23 million for the month of February, $50.23 million through February of 2019, and $398.87 million for all of 2018, 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$23.73 M
2China$6.36 M
3Germany$6.12 M
4Canada$4.02 M
5India$1.65 M
6Finland$1.42 M
7Japan$1.04 M
8Chile$925,639
9Taiwan$774,705
10Belgium$721,469
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $50.23 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $20,589,696
2Port of Newark $3,420,718
3Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $2,784,749
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,348,097
5Port of New York $2,053,527
6Port of Los Angeles $2,007,940
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,885,938
8Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,065,360
9Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $1,060,662
10Port of Virginia $1,040,514

U.S. imports of Sulfates decreased 23.59 percent through February to $50.23 million

U.S. imports of Sulfates decreased 23.59 percent from $65.74 million to $50.23 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 589 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 519 for the last full year with a total value of $398.87 million, a $26.77 million, 7.20 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading 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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $23,731,472
2China $6,361,368
3Germany $6,115,824
4Canada $4,018,569
5India $1,650,059
6Finland $1,415,231
7Japan $1,040,919
8Chile $925,639
9Taiwan $774,705
10Belgium $721,469

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $52,393,851
2New Orleans $10,550,891
3New York City $6,705,151
4San Francisco $6,586,618
5Los Angeles $6,500,850
6Seattle $6,126,342
7Cleveland $4,634,957
8Chicago $4,579,814
9Buffalo $3,052,827
10Pembina, N.D. $2,513,890

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 Laredo fell 29.78 percent compared to last year to $20.59 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 17.28 percent compared to last year to $3.42 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 148.94 percent compared to last year to $2.78 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 32.88 percent compared to last year to $2.35 million.
  • Port of New York rose 28.53 percent compared to last year to $2.05 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 decreased $7.73 million, 24.57 percent, (47.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $3.67 million, 36.59 percent, (12.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $321,095, 4.99 percent, (12.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $2.13 million, 34.66 percent, (8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $136,113, 7.62 percent, (3.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.37 percent of all these Sulfates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $41.88 million of the $50.23 million total.

All totaled, 62.11 percent of all these Sulfates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $31.2 million of the $50.23 million total