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

Imports: Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, the No. 817 import by value totaled $7.39 million for the month of June, $54.32 million through June of 2019, and $127.51 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
1Australia$15.95 M
2South Africa$13.95 M
3Senegal$6.54 M
4Mexico$5.62 M
5Rwanda$4.74 M
6Mozambique$2.87 M
7Venezuela$1.24 M
8Curacao$1.17 M
9Mauritius$927,492
10Russia$555,600
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January – June 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $54.32 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $20,235,711
2Port of Philadelphia $7,947,566
3Port of Charleston $6,509,445
4Port of Newark $5,536,311
5Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $4,543,752
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,802,274
7Port of Wilmington, Dela. $2,370,000
8Port Laredo $1,340,470
9Port of Houston $1,161,255
10Port of Virginia $389,605

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 16.37 percent through June to $54.32 million

U.S. imports of Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium decreased 16.37 percent from $64.96 million to $54.32 million through the first six 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 817 through June among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 778 for the last full year with a total value of $127.51 million, a $47.99 million, 60.35 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Senegal, No. 4 Mexico 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-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Rwanda, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Senegal and No. 5 Congo (Kinshasa). The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – June 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $15,951,006
2South Africa $13,954,459
3Senegal $6,540,593
4Mexico $5,624,078
5Rwanda $4,737,279
6Mozambique $2,874,782
7Venezuela $1,242,276
8Curacao $1,171,319
9Mauritius $927,492
10Russia $555,600

January – June 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $11,373,810
2New York City $7,924,682
3Baltimore $5,899,271
4Charleston $5,433,545
5Laredo $4,433,654
6Philadelphia $2,607,645
7Cleveland $343,128
8Norfolk $318,120
9Atlanta/Savannah $270,879
10Buffalo $202,000

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 11.36 percent compared to last year to $20.24 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 12.89 percent compared to last year to $7.95 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 35.26 percent compared to last year to $6.51 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 63.71 percent compared to last year to $5.54 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 247.32 percent compared to last year to $4.54 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 $3.94 million, 32.79 percent, (29.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa decreased $1.21 million, 7.99 percent, (25.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Senegal decreased $2.37 million, 26.6 percent, (12.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $4.12 million, 274.21 percent, (10.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Rwanda decreased $12.73 million, 72.88 percent, (8.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.16 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $46.81 million of the $54.32 million total.

All totaled, 82.42 percent of all these Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $44.77 million of the $54.32 million total