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

Imports: Various forms of salt

Various forms of salt, the No. 451 import by value totaled $43.91 million for the month of August, $401.22 million through August 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$120.32 M
2Chile$68.52 M
3Egypt$52.73 M
4Mexico$31.01 M
5Ireland$18.23 M
6Brazil$14.18 M
7Bahamas$12.52 M
8Pakistan$12.49 M
9Italy$9.53 M
10The Netherlands$7.92 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $401.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $28,634,865
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $27,767,660
3Port of Milwaukee, Wisc. $25,554,973
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $21,829,739
5Port of Virginia $20,975,245
6Port of Albany, N.Y. $19,192,650
7Port of New Orleans $18,271,867
8Port of Wilmington, Dela. $17,245,990
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $16,218,093
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $13,998,439

U.S. imports of Various forms of salt increased 6.19 percent through August to $401.22 million

U.S. imports of Various forms of salt increased 6.19 percent from $377.83 million to $401.22 million through the first eight 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 451 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 462 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Egypt, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Ireland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Milwaukee, Wisc., No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 Ireland. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $120,317,884
2Chile $68,524,681
3Egypt $52,732,180
4Mexico $31,008,603
5Ireland $18,225,876
6Brazil $14,179,958
7Bahamas $12,515,075
8Pakistan $12,486,733
9Italy $9,531,161
10The Netherlands $7,919,310

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 39.95 percent compared to last year to $28.63 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 130.94 percent compared to last year to $27.77 million.
  • Port of Milwaukee, Wisc. rose 72.09 percent compared to last year to $25.55 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 20.34 percent compared to last year to $21.83 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 10.29 percent compared to last year to $20.98 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 $25.7 million, 27.16 percent, (29.99 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $38.91 million, 36.22 percent, (17.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Egypt increased $31.29 million, 145.9 percent, (13.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $1.64 million, 5.01 percent, (7.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ireland decreased $475,366, 2.54 percent, (4.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.48 percent of all these Various forms of salt imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $290.81 million of the $401.22 million total.

All totaled, 31.1 percent of all these Various forms of salt imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $124.76 million of the $401.22 million total