Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives

Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives, the No. 208 export by value totaled $100.84 million for the month of December, $1.25 billion in 2019, and $1.3 billion for all of 2018, 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

RankCountry2019
1China$216.18 M
2Belgium$155.36 M
3Japan$116.51 M
4India$94.56 M
5South Korea$91.01 M
6Brazil$72.7 M
7Mexico$65.52 M
8Germany$57.62 M
9Canada$55.78 M
10The Netherlands$41.09 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives decreased 4.33 percent through December 2019 to $1.25 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives decreased 4.33 percent from $1.3 billion to $1.25 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 208 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 212 for the last full year with a total value of $1.3 billion, a $127.43 million, 10.84 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 India 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $216,182,329
2Belgium $155,357,497
3Japan $116,510,395
4India $94,555,492
5South Korea $91,012,264
6Brazil $72,701,644
7Mexico $65,519,490
8Germany $57,624,099
9Canada $55,778,162
10The Netherlands $41,092,218

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $131,121,530
2New York City $67,073,473
3Norfolk $38,807,866
4Atlanta/Savannah $37,105,557
5Los Angeles $26,351,646
6New Orleans $20,430,985
7Laredo $17,378,709
8Detroit $14,958,530
9Wilmington $11,690,288
10Buffalo $5,816,050

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 7.28 percent compared to last year to $522.36 million.
  • Port of New York fell 5.73 percent compared to last year to $147.17 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 9.31 percent compared to last year to $108.06 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 33.19 percent compared to last year to $86.42 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 34.38 percent compared to last year to $50.97 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 decreased $30.99 million, 12.54 percent, (17.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium decreased $29.39 million, 15.91 percent, (12.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $18.14 million, 18.44 percent, (9.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India decreased $12.22 million, 11.44 percent, (7.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $980,275, 1.07 percent, (7.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.04 percent of all these Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $673.62 million of the $1.25 billion total.

All totaled, 73.41 percent of all these Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $914.97 million of the $1.25 billion total