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

Imports: Wood charcoal

Wood charcoal, the No. 867 import by value totaled $7.39 million for the month of May, $28.78 million through May of 2020, and $66.21 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
1Mexico$18.64 M
2The Netherlands$2.82 M
3Indonesia$1.61 M
4Brazil$963,176
5China$813,588
6Paraguay$688,929
7Argentina$559,754
8Colombia$386,000
9Vietnam$382,359
10Venezuela$292,929
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U.S. imports of Wood charcoal decreased 3.81 percent through May to $28.78 million

U.S. imports of Wood charcoal decreased 3.81 percent from $29.92 million to $28.78 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 867 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 886 for the last full year with a total value of $66.21 million, a $813,494, 1.24 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 China, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Argentina. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

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 Laredo rose 7.7 percent compared to last year to $8.81 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 17.97 percent compared to last year to $2.7 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 17.7 percent compared to last year to $2.52 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 17.69 percent compared to last year to $2.06 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 3.33 percent compared to last year to $1.46 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 Mexico increased $2.09 million, 12.62 percent, (64.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 The Netherlands decreased $628,767, 18.23 percent, (9.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia decreased $582,713, 26.52 percent, (5.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Brazil increased $336,181, 53.62 percent, (3.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $1.57 million, 65.83 percent, (2.83 percent market share).

All totaled, 86.36 percent of all these Wood charcoal imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $24.85 million of the $28.78 million total.

All totaled, 60.99 percent of all these Wood charcoal imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $17.55 million of the $28.78 million total