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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives

Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives, the No. 212 export by value totaled $104.55 million for the month of December, $1.3 billion through December of 2018, and $1.18 billion for all of 2017, 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1China$247.17 M
2Belgium$184.75 M
3India$106.78 M
4Japan$98.37 M
5South Korea$91.99 M
6Brazil$67.85 M
7The Netherlands$67.04 M
8Mexico$66.02 M
9Canada$55.85 M
10United Kingdom$38.42 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.3 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $486,920,207
2Port of New York $156,116,730
3Port of Virginia $119,159,478
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $77,667,632
5Port of New Orleans $64,883,682
6Port Laredo $49,393,095
7Port of Los Angeles $44,027,354
8Port of Wilmington, N.C. $36,407,993
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $34,731,178
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $28,493,851

U.S. exports of Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives increased 10.84 percent through December to $1.3 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives increased 10.84 percent from $1.18 billion to $1.3 billion in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 212 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 220 for the last full year with a total value of $1.18 billion, a $47.84 million, 4.24 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 India, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $247,169,400
2Belgium $184,746,175
3India $106,775,978
4Japan $98,367,976
5South Korea $91,992,539
6Brazil $67,848,362
7The Netherlands $67,035,363
8Mexico $66,023,510
9Canada $55,851,428
10United Kingdom $38,416,605

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1CHARLESTON, SC $190,639,952
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $103,779,368
3SAVANNAH, GA $61,491,352
4NORFOLK, VA $47,357,128
5LOS ANGELES, CA $40,683,728
6NEW ORLEANS, LA $33,954,142
7LAREDO, TX $25,399,628
8DETROIT, MI $20,531,726
9WILMINGTON, NC $16,383,168
10BUFFALO, NY $8,446,448

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 24.2 percent compared to last year to $486.92 million.
  • Port of New York rose 10.43 percent compared to last year to $156.12 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 4.04 percent compared to last year to $119.16 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 47.64 percent compared to last year to $77.67 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 2.04 percent compared to last year to $64.88 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. exports to No. 1 China increased $12.46 million, 5.31 percent, (18.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium increased $8.84 million, 5.03 percent, (14.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $43.2 million, 67.96 percent, (8.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $6.97 million, 7.62 percent, (7.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $9 million, 10.85 percent, (7.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.96 percent of all these Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $729.05 million of the $1.3 billion total.

All totaled, 69.44 percent of all these Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $904.75 million of the $1.3 billion total