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

Exports: Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators

Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators, the No. 65 export by value totaled $504.49 million for the month of December, $4.91 billion through December of 2018, and $4.48 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
1Mexico$1.05 B
2China$515.83 M
3Canada$351.42 M
4South Korea$341.58 M
5Saudi Arabia$258.95 M
6Belgium$247.1 M
7India$237.47 M
8Japan$200.74 M
9The Netherlands$192.8 M
10Singapore$162.46 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Port Laredo$990.26 M
2Port of Houston$902.07 M
3Port of Los Angeles$330.16 M
4Port of Savannah, Ga.$316.72 M
5Port of Virginia$297.77 M
6Port of New York$290.12 M
7Port of Oakland, Calif.$263.45 M
8Port of Long Beach$223.29 M
9Port of Mobile, Ala.$116.51 M
10Port of New Orleans$106.26 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.91 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $990,256,329
2Port of Houston $902,069,009
3Port of Los Angeles $330,164,468
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $316,719,840
5Port of Virginia $297,769,759
6Port of New York $290,118,657
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $263,446,724
8Port of Long Beach $223,287,133
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $116,506,853
10Port of New Orleans $106,264,854

U.S. exports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 9.49 percent through December to $4.91 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 9.49 percent from $4.48 billion to $4.91 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 65 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 66 for the last full year with a total value of $4.48 billion, a $467.85 million, 11.66 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,054,413,520
2China $515,825,259
3Canada $351,415,268
4South Korea $341,584,785
5Saudi Arabia $258,947,899
6Belgium $247,101,976
7India $237,467,211
8Japan $200,744,610
9The Netherlands $192,802,170
10Singapore $162,456,804

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $522,725,918
2LAREDO, TX $426,214,274
3LOS ANGELES, CA $302,251,452
4NEW YORK CITY, NY $214,844,072
5SAVANNAH, GA $181,281,948
6NORFOLK, VA $108,027,428
7MOBILE, AL $90,999,944
8SAN FRANCISCO, CA $78,039,468
9NEW ORLEANS, LA $75,930,220
10BALTIMORE, MD $65,506,248

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 43.07 percent compared to last year to $990.26 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 3.1 percent compared to last year to $902.07 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 5.45 percent compared to last year to $330.16 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 4.53 percent compared to last year to $316.72 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 0.99 percent compared to last year to $297.77 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 Mexico increased $306.93 million, 41.06 percent, (21.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $85.02 million, 14.15 percent, (10.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $12.74 million, 3.76 percent, (7.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $59.15 million, 20.94 percent, (6.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Saudi Arabia increased $11.05 million, 4.46 percent, (5.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 51.41 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.52 billion of the $4.91 billion total.

All totaled, 57.82 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.84 billion of the $4.91 billion total