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

Exports: Misc. natural polymers

Misc. natural polymers, the No. 466 export by value totaled $27.49 million for the month of December, $342.57 million through December of 2018, and $328.3 million 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
1Japan$72.52 M
2China$46.83 M
3The Netherlands$39.96 M
4Canada$34.74 M
5Mexico$31.08 M
6Belgium$18.18 M
7Brazil$9.85 M
8South Korea$8.9 M
9Thailand$7.71 M
10Australia$6.35 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $342.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $92,573,961
2Port of Long Beach $38,170,935
3Port of New York $32,222,804
4Port Laredo $19,119,374
5Boston’s Logan International Airport $14,897,628
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $12,328,365
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $10,415,661
8Port of Virginia $9,655,386
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $9,242,292
10Brownsville International Bridges $8,858,334

U.S. exports of Misc. natural polymers increased 4.35 percent through December to $342.57 million

U.S. exports of Misc. natural polymers increased 4.35 percent from $328.3 million to $342.57 million 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 466 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 460 for the last full year with a total value of $328.3 million, a $3.86 million, 1.19 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Boston’s Logan International Airport and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $72,521,097
2China $46,833,221
3The Netherlands $39,962,000
4Canada $34,741,801
5Mexico $31,084,583
6Belgium $18,184,825
7Brazil $9,847,098
8South Korea $8,897,569
9Thailand $7,710,068
10Australia $6,347,060

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $62,089,712
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $23,227,836
3LAREDO, TX $11,710,426
4BOSTON, MA $10,523,708
5DETROIT, MI $9,700,408
6DULUTH, MN $4,317,072
7NORFOLK, VA $3,856,252
8HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $3,544,740
9BUFFALO, NY $3,444,138
10NEW ORLEANS, LA $3,346,450

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 16.35 percent compared to last year to $92.57 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 21.45 percent compared to last year to $38.17 million.
  • Port of New York rose 75.02 percent compared to last year to $32.22 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 26.63 percent compared to last year to $19.12 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport fell 12.01 percent compared to last year to $14.9 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 Japan decreased $8.33 million, 10.3 percent, (21.17 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $7.51 million, 19.09 percent, (13.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $1.23 million, 3.18 percent, (11.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $6.19 million, 21.7 percent, (10.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico increased $4.5 million, 16.91 percent, (9.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.72 percent of all these Misc. natural polymers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $225.14 million of the $342.57 million total.

All totaled, 57.5 percent of all these Misc. natural polymers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $196.98 million of the $342.57 million total