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

Imports: Various forms of salt

Various forms of salt, the No. 390 import by value totaled $57.87 million for the month of February, $131.95 million through February of 2019, and $630.51 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
1Canada$33.92 M
2Chile$31.85 M
3Egypt$19.24 M
4Mexico$11.1 M
5Bahamas$4.32 M
6Brazil$4.13 M
7Peru$3.61 M
8Italy$3.32 M
9Ireland$3.25 M
10Pakistan$3.19 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $131.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $11,713,327
2Port of Newark $11,060,361
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $8,571,432
4Port of Boston $7,636,505
5Port of Milwaukee, Wisc. $7,311,641
6Port of Albany, N.Y. $7,165,360
7Port of Wilmington, Dela. $6,559,415
8Port of Portsmouth, N.H. $5,763,639
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $5,427,853
10Port of New York $5,257,624

U.S. imports of Various forms of salt increased 10.33 percent through February to $131.95 million

U.S. imports of Various forms of salt increased 10.33 percent from $119.6 million to $131.95 million through the first two 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 390 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 405 for the last full year with a total value of $630.51 million, a $191.85 million, 43.74 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Egypt, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Bahamas. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md., No. 4 Port of Boston and No. 5 Port of Milwaukee, Wisc..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 Bahamas. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $33,920,245
2Chile $31,853,293
3Egypt $19,242,238
4Mexico $11,098,510
5Bahamas $4,317,604
6Brazil $4,130,354
7Peru $3,613,189
8Italy $3,319,526
9Ireland $3,250,833
10Pakistan $3,189,632

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $37,652,433
2Detroit $26,238,717
3Boston $25,942,118
4Philadelphia $25,286,066
5New Orleans $24,182,825
6Portland, Maine $15,563,819
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $13,051,385
8Norfolk $11,068,580
9Cleveland $10,068,023
10Milwaukee $10,062,267

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 96.89 percent compared to last year to $11.71 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 47.94 percent compared to last year to $11.06 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 191.87 percent compared to last year to $8.57 million.
  • Port of Boston fell 21.25 percent compared to last year to $7.64 million.
  • Port of Milwaukee, Wisc. rose 32.25 percent compared to last year to $7.31 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 Canada increased $3.76 million, 12.47 percent, (25.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $1.13 million, 3.42 percent, (24.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Egypt increased $9.65 million, 100.56 percent, (14.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $438,949, 4.12 percent, (8.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Bahamas decreased $1.43 million, 24.88 percent, (3.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.11 percent of all these Various forms of salt imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $100.43 million of the $131.95 million total.

All totaled, 35.08 percent of all these Various forms of salt imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $46.29 million of the $131.95 million total