Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 645 import by value totaled $15.09 million for the month of December, $246 million through December 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

RankCountry2019
1China$93.11 M
2Germany$60.6 M
3Thailand$30.51 M
4Kazakhstan$17.16 M
5Japan$9.87 M
6Estonia$8.63 M
7United Kingdom$6.99 M
8Austria$4.49 M
9Indonesia$3.5 M
10Canada$2.3 M
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U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 19.61 percent through December 2019 to $246 million

U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 19.61 percent from $306 million to $246 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 645 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 602 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 December 2019 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 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 9.42 percent to $56.94 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 41.45 percent to $33.68 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 28.68 percent to $23.07 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 0.65 percent to $21.31 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 25.47 percent to $16.29 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 $24.62 million, 20.91 percent, (37.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $10.72 million, 21.5 percent, (24.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand decreased $19.04 million, 38.43 percent, (12.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Kazakhstan decreased $13.19 million, 43.47 percent, (6.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $4.07 million, 29.17 percent, (4.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.87 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $211.24 million of the $246 million total.

All totaled, 61.5 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $151.29 million of the $246 million total.