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

Imports: Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes

Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes, the No. 519 import by value totaled $33.05 million for the month of March, $93.49 million through March of 2020, and $457.04 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$26.98 M
2Taiwan$19.35 M
3China$11.74 M
4Japan$7.66 M
5Germany$6.02 M
6South Africa$5.92 M
7Greece$3.21 M
8Thailand$2.3 M
9United Kingdom$2.15 M
10Italy$1.71 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $93.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $13,200,989
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,873,879
3Port of Newark $11,054,345
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $10,443,765
5Port of Houston $6,876,439
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $6,357,377
7Port of San Francisco, Calif. $6,052,569
8Brownsville International Bridges $5,801,732
9Port of Charleston $3,715,641
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,971,415

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes decreased 27.88 percent through March to $93.49 million

U.S. imports of Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes decreased 27.88 percent from $129.62 million to $93.49 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 519 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 478 for the last full year with a total value of $457.04 million, a $38.78 million, 7.82 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $26,980,106
2Taiwan $19,351,711
3China $11,740,106
4Japan $7,657,807
5Germany $6,018,843
6South Africa $5,922,534
7Greece $3,213,601
8Thailand $2,297,224
9United Kingdom $2,149,607
10Italy $1,709,612

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $4,245,323
2Los Angeles $3,531,819
3Buffalo $3,436,944
4Philadelphia $2,231,300
5New York City $2,169,706
6New Orleans $2,099,653
7Houston $1,104,263
8Charleston $1,014,490
9St. Louis $1,010,200
10Chicago $442,864

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 Los Angeles rose 0.85 percent compared to last year to $13.2 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 2.56 percent compared to last year to $12.87 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 8.79 percent compared to last year to $11.05 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 10.19 percent compared to last year to $10.44 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 48.86 percent compared to last year to $6.88 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 $1.78 million, 7.05 percent, (28.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $7.67 million, 65.61 percent, (20.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $25.66 million, 68.61 percent, (12.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $1.19 million, 13.48 percent, (8.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $530,566, 9.67 percent, (6.44 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.75 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $71.75 million of the $93.49 million total.

All totaled, 58.24 percent of all these Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $54.45 million of the $93.49 million total