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

Imports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 614 import by value totaled $22.26 million for the month of March, $67.82 million through March of 2019, and $306 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
1China$25.17 M
2Germany$14.16 M
3Thailand$9.56 M
4Kazakhstan$5.05 M
5Estonia$3.76 M
6Japan$2.99 M
7United Kingdom$1.51 M
8Indonesia$906,963
9Austria$904,907
10Canada$773,492
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U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 18.58 percent through March to $67.82 million

U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 18.58 percent from $83.31 million to $67.82 million through the first three 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 614 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 570 for the last full year with a total value of $306 million, a $66.71 million, 27.88 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Kazakhstan and No. 5 Estonia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Kazakhstan and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Boston’s Logan International Airport and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $25,172,322
2Germany $14,160,898
3Thailand $9,557,774
4Kazakhstan $5,046,877
5Estonia $3,757,570
6Japan $2,993,850
7United Kingdom $1,514,164
8Indonesia $906,963
9Austria $904,907
10Canada $773,492

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $25,171,327
2Laredo $14,370,716
3Charleston $13,908,393
4Boston $11,176,085
5Baltimore $7,529,104
6Miami $5,340,865
7Chicago $4,376,369
8Philadelphia $3,844,339
9Cleveland $3,459,993
10Los Angeles $3,128,642

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 3 percent compared to last year to $18.63 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 8.86 percent compared to last year to $10.89 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 53.87 percent compared to last year to $8.56 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 2.22 percent compared to last year to $5.27 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 10.51 percent compared to last year to $4.1 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 China decreased $2.81 million, 10.05 percent, (37.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $1 million, 6.62 percent, (20.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand decreased $3.89 million, 28.95 percent, (14.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Kazakhstan decreased $6.23 million, 55.26 percent, (7.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Estonia increased $601,760, 19.07 percent, (5.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.07 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $57.7 million of the $67.82 million total.

All totaled, 69.97 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $47.46 million of the $67.82 million total