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

Exports: Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators

Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators, the No. 68 export by value totaled $371.03 million for the month of October, $4.01 billion through October 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$881.36 M
2China$438.87 M
3Canada$305.93 M
4South Korea$284.92 M
5Belgium$206.73 M
6Saudi Arabia$185.08 M
7Japan$166.06 M
8The Netherlands$165.9 M
9India$161.26 M
10Singapore$138.35 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $836,000,165
2Port of Houston $713,537,590
3Port of Los Angeles $266,728,262
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $250,660,591
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $236,352,439
6Port of Virginia $227,831,653
7Port of New York $225,400,943
8Port of Long Beach $190,365,142
9Port of New Orleans $89,081,006
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $80,870,958

U.S. exports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 11.34 percent through October to $4.01 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 11.34 percent from $3.6 billion to $4.01 billion through the first 10 months of 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 68 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 68 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 October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Belgium. 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 Oakland, Calif..

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 Belgium. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $881,363,470
2China $438,870,598
3Canada $305,929,090
4South Korea $284,915,259
5Belgium $206,729,303
6Saudi Arabia $185,077,093
7Japan $166,064,438
8The Netherlands $165,904,495
9India $161,263,108
10Singapore $138,346,328

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $148,780,700
2Houston $133,047,916
3Los Angeles $91,974,571
4New York City $59,135,737
5Atlanta/Savannah $51,330,684
6New Orleans $26,187,846
7San Francisco $24,523,425
8Detroit $18,634,390
9Norfolk $17,051,110
10Baltimore $14,851,784

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 44.7 percent compared to last year to $836 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 2.81 percent compared to last year to $713.54 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 6.28 percent compared to last year to $266.73 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 1.53 percent compared to last year to $250.66 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 118.76 percent compared to last year to $236.35 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 $257.42 million, 41.26 percent, (22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $5.93 million, 1.33 percent, (10.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $27.4 million, 9.84 percent, (7.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $49.85 million, 21.2 percent, (7.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $14.99 million, 7.82 percent, (5.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.85 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.12 billion of the $4.01 billion total.

All totaled, 57.48 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.3 billion of the $4.01 billion total