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

Imports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 593 import by value totaled $27.51 million for the month of October, $263.47 million through October of 2018, and $239.29 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
1China$102.2 M
2Germany$43.5 M
3Thailand$41.75 M
4Kazakhstan$26.36 M
5Japan$10.88 M
6Estonia$8.21 M
7United Kingdom$6.41 M
8Australia$3.5 M
9Austria$3.44 M
10Indonesia$3.26 M
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U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap increased 32.61 percent through October to $263.47 million

U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap increased 32.61 percent from $198.68 million to $263.47 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 593 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 639 for the last full year with a total value of $239.29 million, a $48.85 million, 25.65 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare 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 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $102,199,479
2Germany $43,502,577
3Thailand $41,748,719
4Kazakhstan $26,356,347
5Japan $10,883,477
6Estonia $8,214,727
7United Kingdom $6,407,638
8Australia $3,502,601
9Austria $3,437,589
10Indonesia $3,263,833

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $18,151,812
2Charleston $9,409,893
3Laredo $6,665,482
4Boston $4,779,753
5Baltimore $4,184,180
6Miami $2,485,561
7Chicago $2,460,187
8Cleveland $2,373,693
9Los Angeles $1,906,414
10Philadelphia $1,036,991

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 48.54 percent compared to last year to $58.31 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 52.14 percent compared to last year to $51.38 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 58.38 percent compared to last year to $28.08 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 339.83 percent compared to last year to $17.45 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 164.21 percent compared to last year to $17.43 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 increased $42.22 million, 70.38 percent, (38.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $3.7 million, 9.3 percent, (16.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $3.58 million, 9.37 percent, (15.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Kazakhstan increased $4.46 million, 20.39 percent, (10 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $995,518, 8.38 percent, (4.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.28 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $224.69 million of the $263.47 million total.

All totaled, 65.53 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $172.64 million of the $263.47 million total