Week 23: Chemicals, Steel and Mineral Imports Show Significant Gains

In week 23, 2010, total traffic for all imports entering U.S. ports was up 24% over the same period in 2009, according to U.S. import market data compiled by Zepol Corp. For the year-to-date, imports are up 13% over 2009.

During week 23, the biggest gainer in imports are chemicals, which are up an astonishing 96% compared to a year ago. For the year-to-date, chemicals are up 78%. Other categories showing significant increases in imports are steel (up 57% for the week), and mineral and stone (up 31%). Wood/pulp imports (down 30% for the week) and furniture (down 16%) continue to be in decline.

Waterborne AMS Shipment Count
Number of Shipments Entering U.S. Ports
Week 23







Total Traffic Week 23 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 22, 2010 Week Ending June 22, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 13,189 11,503 15% 286,815 244,713 17%
Autos and Parts 6,798 5,489 24% 132,803 111,674 19%
Chemical 1,980 1,008 96% 39,428 22,127 78%
Plastics and Rubbers 20,204 15,950 27% 386,872 330,086 17%
Wood/Pulp 9,323 13,395 -30% 175,713 284,688 -38%
Textile 21,673 17,310 25% 416,166 384,966 8%
Mineral and Stone 4,352 3,319 31% 81,512 70,744 15%
Steel 6,566 4,192 57% 120,125 104,838 15%
Electronics 7,342 5,675 29% 148,883 118,948 25%
Furniture 14,109 16,863 -16% 258,246 362,646 -29%
All U.S. Imports 202,401 163,308 24% 3,905,328 3,462,451 13%







East Coast Ports Week 23 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 22, 2010 Week Ending June 22, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 6,519 6,020 8% 151,728 130,123 17%
Autos and Parts 2,192 1,858 18% 48,358 40,663 19%
Chemical 750 484 55% 15,266 9,020 69%
Plastics and Rubbers 6,145 5,312 16% 135,548 115,640 17%
Wood/Pulp 3,245 4,313 -25% 68,419 91,903 -26%
Textile 7,072 6,368 11% 157,313 146,566 7%
Mineral and Stone 1,721 1,414 22% 37,714 30,961 22%
Steel 2,224 1,398 59% 43,729 37,491 17%
Electronics 1,670 1,321 26% 40,530 30,121 35%
Furniture 3,873 5,737 -32% 87,625 132,259 -34%
All U.S. Imports 69,430 61,380 13% 1,518,278 1,359,590 12%







West Coast Ports Week 23 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 22, 2010 Week Ending June 22, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 5,400 4,542 19% 109,101 93,348 17%
Autos and Parts 4,159 3,229 29% 76,835 63,144 22%
Chemical 1,028 372 176% 20,130 10,055 100%
Plastics and Rubbers 13,046 9,868 32% 232,479 199,132 17%
Wood/Pulp 5,566 8,419 -34% 97,442 176,883 -45%
Textile 13,858 10,313 34% 243,030 223,656 9%
Mineral and Stone 1,982 1,593 24% 35,278 32,945 7%
Steel 3,611 2,338 54% 59,928 49,464 21%
Electronics 5,217 4,019 30% 94,820 78,446 21%
Furniture 9,903 10,608 -7% 162,956 218,992 -26%
All U.S. Imports 120,608 91,820 31% 2,143,355 1,871,788 15%







Gulf Coast Ports Week 23 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 22, 2010 Week Ending June 22, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 963 652 48% 17,577 14,376 22%
Autos and Parts 299 197 52% 5,385 4,207 28%
Chemical 174 124 40% 3,170 2,493 27%
Plastics and Rubbers 728 436 67% 12,704 9,349 36%
Wood/Pulp 379 428 -11% 6,043 11,668 -48%
Textile 383 333 15% 8,208 7,397 11%
Mineral and Stone 560 237 136% 7,067 5,239 35%
Steel 531 363 46% 13,690 15,603 -12%
Electronics 356 247 44% 11,888 8,678 37%
Furniture 214 243 -12% 4,462 5,412 -18%
All U.S. Imports 9,139 6,687 37% 173,601 158,312 10%







Other Ports Week 23 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 22, 2010 Week Ending June 22, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 307 289 6% 8,409 6,866 22%
Autos and Parts 148 205 -28% 2,225 3,660 -39%
Chemical 28 28 0% 862 559 54%
Plastics and Rubbers 285 334 -15% 6,141 5,965 3%
Wood/Pulp 133 235 -43% 3,809 4,234 -10%
Textile 360 296 22% 7,615 7,347 4%
Mineral and Stone 89 75 19% 1,453 1,599 -9%
Steel 200 93 115% 2,778 2,280 22%
Electronics 99 88 13% 1,645 1,703 -3%
Furniture 119 275 -57% 3,203 5,983 -46%
All U.S. Imports 3,224 3,421 -6% 70,094 72,761 -4%

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