Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Various forms of salt

Various forms of salt, the No. 413 import by value totaled $41.6 million for the month of May, $257.93 million through May of 2020, and $627.3 million for all of 2019, 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$80.6 M
2Chile$47.65 M
3Egypt$29.22 M
4Mexico$23.48 M
5Ireland$13.6 M
6Bahamas$8.37 M
7Brazil$6.99 M
8Pakistan$6.79 M
9The Netherlands$4.72 M
10Israel$4.55 M
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U.S. imports of Various forms of salt decreased 3.49 percent through May to $257.93 million

U.S. imports of Various forms of salt decreased 3.49 percent from $267.27 million to $257.93 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 413 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 435 for the last full year with a total value of $627.3 million, a $3.2 million, 0.51 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May 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 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Port of Milwaukee, Wisc., No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 9.65 percent compared to last year to $21.04 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 32.8 percent compared to last year to $15.72 million.
  • Port of Milwaukee, Wisc. fell 0.72 percent compared to last year to $14.9 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 100.97 percent compared to last year to $14.52 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 4.14 percent compared to last year to $13.03 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 $7.29 million, 9.94 percent, (31.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Chile decreased $5.51 million, 10.36 percent, (18.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Egypt decreased $1.86 million, 5.98 percent, (11.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $674,299, 2.96 percent, (9.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ireland increased $2.41 million, 21.52 percent, (5.27 percent market share).

All totaled, 75.43 percent of all these Various forms of salt imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $194.55 million of the $257.93 million total.

All totaled, 30.71 percent of all these Various forms of salt imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $79.21 million of the $257.93 million total