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

Imports: Unwrought platinum in various forms

Unwrought platinum in various forms, the No. 82 import by value totaled $551.36 million for the month of October, $4.88 billion through October of 2018, and $4.5 billion 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
1South Africa$1.73 B
2Germany$1.06 B
3Russia$965.79 M
4United Kingdom$276.26 M
5Canada$213.56 M
6Italy$208.9 M
7Belgium$117.09 M
8Switzerland$112.72 M
9Norway$100.76 M
10Japan$25.82 M
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U.S. imports of Unwrought platinum in various forms increased 43.96 percent through October to $4.88 billion

U.S. imports of Unwrought platinum in various forms increased 43.96 percent from $3.39 billion to $4.88 billion 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 82 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 107 for the last full year with a total value of $4.5 billion, a $1.28 billion, 39.76 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Philadelphia International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Huntsville International Airport, Ala. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Africa $1,733,586,518
2Germany $1,055,148,701
3Russia $965,789,459
4United Kingdom $276,256,617
5Canada $213,556,278
6Italy $208,897,732
7Belgium $117,087,679
8Switzerland $112,716,421
9Norway $100,755,672
10Japan $25,820,321

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $821,401,177
2Los Angeles $84,063,103
3Philadelphia $19,398,838
4Mobile $8,038,771
5Cleveland $6,744,742
6New Orleans $5,893,343
7Miami $803,472
8San Francisco $548,060
9Anchorage $304,495
10Boston $298,999

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 49.38 percent compared to last year to $4.3 billion.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 12.53 percent compared to last year to $276.68 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 14.09 percent compared to last year to $97.92 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 27.62 percent compared to last year to $52.55 million.
  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 30.35 percent compared to last year to $46.93 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 South Africa increased $202.92 million, 13.26 percent, (35.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $694.05 million, 192.21 percent, (21.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia increased $264.68 million, 37.75 percent, (19.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $38.74 million, 16.31 percent, (5.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $115.58 million, 117.97 percent, (4.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.89 percent of all these Unwrought platinum in various forms imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.24 billion of the $4.88 billion total.

All totaled, 97.66 percent of all these Unwrought platinum in various forms imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $4.77 billion of the $4.88 billion total