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

Imports: Sulfates

Sulfates, the No. 592 import by value totaled $23.89 million for the month of August, $212.52 million through August 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$91.8 M
2China$28.27 M
3Germany$23.52 M
4Canada$15.81 M
5India$9.47 M
6Finland$6.66 M
7Russia$5.29 M
8Japan$5.07 M
9Italy$3.17 M
10Chile$2.95 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $212.52 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $75,323,508
2Port of Newark $11,852,303
3Port of New Orleans $9,440,166
4Port of Los Angeles $9,423,633
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $9,268,882
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $8,312,193
7Port of New York $6,996,188
8Port of Virginia $6,451,123
9Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $6,315,430
10Port of Charleston $6,266,905

U.S. imports of Sulfates decreased 18.69 percent through August to $212.52 million

U.S. imports of Sulfates decreased 18.69 percent from $261.38 million to $212.52 million through the first eight 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 592 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 535 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 August 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 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 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $91,795,136
2China $28,271,333
3Germany $23,523,626
4Canada $15,809,747
5India $9,467,900
6Finland $6,664,594
7Russia $5,293,728
8Japan $5,073,219
9Italy $3,173,348
10Chile $2,947,850

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 21.45 percent compared to last year to $75.32 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 38.27 percent compared to last year to $11.85 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 34.23 percent compared to last year to $9.44 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 23.88 percent compared to last year to $9.42 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 1.7 percent compared to last year to $9.27 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 $16.26 million, 15.05 percent, (43.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $20.2 million, 41.67 percent, (13.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $4.35 million, 15.6 percent, (11.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $1.4 million, 8.13 percent, (7.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $594,267, 6.7 percent, (4.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.46 percent of all these Sulfates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $168.87 million of the $212.52 million total.

All totaled, 54.26 percent of all these Sulfates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $115.31 million of the $212.52 million total