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U.S. IMPORTS OF IRON ORE, BY COUNTRY AND TYPE OF PRODUCT1, 2 2007
         
    2009   2010 Quantity
        Unit         Unit (thousand Value
Quantity value3, 4 Quantity value3, 4 metric tons)   (thousands)  
Country and (thousand Value (dollars per (thousand Value (dollars per
type of product   metric tons)   (thousands)   metric ton)   metric tons)   (thousands)   metric ton) -- --
Country: 3,208 $183,270
Brazil 188 $13,100 69.65 506 $65,400 129.28 5,523 326,309
Canada 3,140 323,000 102.70 4,490 471,000 105.04 279 15,683
Chile 203 16,100 79.14 131 15,500 118.08 8 385
Finland 6 367 61.17 -- -- -- -- --
Mexico 55 4,610 83.73 138 12,400 89.55 140 4,155
Peru 34 1,670 49.03 16 1,370 85.50 141 8,959
Russia 136 8,240 60.60 606 69,900 115.35
South Africa 43 2,980 69.23 -- -- --
Sweden 31 3,190 102.74 54 7,240 134.07 -- --
Trinidad and Tobago -- -- -- 120 17,200 142.14 58 2,584
Ukraine -- -- -- 95 13,700 143.78
United Kingdom 8 1,630 203.75 -- -- -- (5)   35  
Venezuela 21 825 39.29 251 28,600 113.98 9,399   541,380  
Other5 8   226 r 28.25 r 12   615   51.25
Total 3,870   376,000   96.97   6,420   703,000   109.59 1,281 57,539
Type of product: 176 10,837
Concentrates 283 22,300 78.95 652 78,600 120.50 1,793 83,886
Coarse ores 16 2,330 145.50 36 4,160 115.61 6,052 386,673
Fine ores 466 34,900 74.91 628 76,000 121.02 -- --
Pellets 3,100 315,000 101.90 5,100 544,000 106.77 87 3,925
Briquettes 4 159 39.75 4 178 44.50 10 511
Other agglomerates 3 104 34.67 -- -- -- 9,399   543,371  
Roasted pyrites 6 367 61.17 1 4 4.00  
Total   3,870   376,000   96.97   6,420   703,000   109.59
-rRevised. -- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits, except unit value; may not add to totals shown.
2Includes agglomerates.
3Unit values shown are calculated from unrounded data.
4Weighted average calculated from unrounded data by dividing total value by total tonnage.
5Includes all countries with less than 5,000 metric tons of imports to the United States in 2009 and 2010.-
This represents 3 countries in 2009 and 6 in 2010.    
 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.  
   
   
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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