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

Imports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 852 import by value totaled $3.28 million for the month of March, $18.89 million through March of 2020, and $107.25 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
1Australia$14.87 M
2Senegal$2.22 M
3Russia$914,000
4South Africa$450,432
5China$178,600
6Mexico$127,736
7Canada$91,711
8Spain$24,083
9Hong Kong$9,000
10New Zealand$0
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $18.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $5,782,482
2Port of Wilmington, Dela. $4,740,000
3Port of New Orleans $2,836,800
4Port of Newark $2,745,467
5Port of Charleston $1,654,258
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $512,164
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $242,000
8Eagle Pass $117,104
9Port of Virginia $82,348
10Port Laredo $53,064

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 32.31 percent through March to $18.89 million

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 32.31 percent from $27.9 million to $18.89 million through the first three 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 852 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 807 for the last full year with a total value of $107.25 million, a $20.26 million, 15.89 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 Senegal, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Africa, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Senegal, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Rwanda. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Eagle Pass.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $14,865,749
2Senegal $2,224,687
3Russia $914,000
4South Africa $450,432
5China $178,600
6Mexico $127,736
7Canada $91,711
8Spain $24,083
9Hong Kong $9,000
10Mozambique $0

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $1,648,797
2New York City $1,121,810
3New Orleans $444,187
4Cleveland $360,860
5Laredo $220,915
6Baltimore $50,816
7Detroit $44,026
8Atlanta/Savannah $14,306
9Los Angeles $12,352
10Charleston $5,251

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Philadelphia rose 36.11 percent compared to last year to $5.78 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. totaled $4.74 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 66.44 percent compared to last year to $2.84 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 28.45 percent compared to last year to $2.75 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 61.49 percent compared to last year to $1.65 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 Australia increased $10.62 million, 249.91 percent, (78.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Senegal decreased $2.13 million, 48.94 percent, (11.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia increased $728,800, 393.52 percent, (4.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Africa decreased $7.06 million, 94 percent, (2.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $37,941, 26.97 percent, (0.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.66 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $18.63 million of the $18.89 million total.

All totaled, 94.03 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $17.76 million of the $18.89 million total