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

Imports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 602 import by value totaled $22.3 million for the month of December, $306 million through December 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$117.72 M
2Germany$49.87 M
3Thailand$49.55 M
4Kazakhstan$30.35 M
5Japan$13.94 M
6Estonia$8.94 M
7United Kingdom$6.52 M
8Australia$5.22 M
9Austria$3.96 M
10Indonesia$3.75 M
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U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap increased 27.88 percent through December to $306 million

U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap increased 27.88 percent from $239.29 million to $306 million in 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 602 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 637 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 December 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 Boston’s Logan International Airport and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $117,723,809
2Germany $49,872,706
3Thailand $49,546,228
4Kazakhstan $30,351,489
5Japan $13,940,185
6Estonia $8,943,917
7United Kingdom $6,524,878
8Australia $5,217,902
9Austria $3,959,756
10Indonesia $3,749,886

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $22,482,465
2Charleston $11,665,701
3Laredo $9,890,158
4Boston $8,562,924
5Baltimore $6,879,619
6Miami $3,592,079
7Philadelphia $3,487,485
8Cleveland $3,152,795
9Chicago $2,460,187
10Los Angeles $2,180,220

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 38.53 percent compared to last year to $62.86 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 36.42 percent compared to last year to $57.52 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 51.26 percent compared to last year to $32.35 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport rose 17.34 percent compared to last year to $21.86 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 138.71 percent compared to last year to $21.17 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 $45.01 million, 61.9 percent, (38.47 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $2.04 million, 4.25 percent, (16.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $4.23 million, 9.33 percent, (16.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Kazakhstan increased $4.65 million, 18.1 percent, (9.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $45,946, 0.33 percent, (4.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.44 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $261.43 million of the $306 million total.

All totaled, 63.97 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $195.76 million of the $306 million total