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

Imports: Tantalum, including waste and scrap

Tantalum, including waste and scrap, the No. 612 import by value totaled $17.74 million for the month of April, $83.94 million through April of 2020, and $246 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
1China$29.05 M
2Germany$19.64 M
3Thailand$13.48 M
4Kazakhstan$9.05 M
5Austria$3.41 M
6United Kingdom$2.06 M
7Japan$1.87 M
8Singapore$1.13 M
9Indonesia$1.12 M
10Canada$860,938
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U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 2.39 percent through March to $66.2 million

U.S. imports of Tantalum, including waste and scrap decreased 2.39 percent from $67.82 million to $66.2 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 612 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 614 for the last full year with a total value of $246 million, a $60 million, 19.61 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Kazakhstan and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Kazakhstan and No. 5 Estonia. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $24,701,082
2Germany $14,946,642
3Thailand $9,064,215
4Kazakhstan $6,811,004
5Austria $2,916,442
6United Kingdom $1,977,146
7Japan $1,197,238
8Singapore $845,432
9Indonesia $821,600
10Canada $762,103

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $4,031,805
2Laredo $2,038,080
3Boston $1,379,167
4Los Angeles $1,253,736
5Philadelphia $1,239,329
6Baltimore $1,154,252
7Wilmington $898,088
8Cleveland $668,903
9Charleston $668,000
10Miami $624,844

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 41.88 percent compared to last year to $10.83 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 23.02 percent compared to last year to $10.54 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 47.73 percent compared to last year to $7.78 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 81.39 percent compared to last year to $7 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport rose 57.91 percent compared to last year to $6.48 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 China decreased $471,240, 1.87 percent, (37.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $785,744, 5.55 percent, (22.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand decreased $493,559, 5.16 percent, (13.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Kazakhstan increased $1.76 million, 34.95 percent, (10.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Austria increased $2.01 million, 222.29 percent, (4.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.27 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $58.44 million of the $66.2 million total.

All totaled, 64.39 percent of all these Tantalum, including waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $42.63 million of the $66.2 million total