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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Silicones

Silicones, the No. 201 export by value totaled $115.7 million for the month of August, $875.61 million through August of 2019, and $1.31 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$113.28 M
2China$98.12 M
3Belgium$90.25 M
4Canada$86.84 M
5South Korea$72.46 M
6The Netherlands$66.43 M
7United Kingdom$42.3 M
8Brazil$37.54 M
9Costa Rica$33.5 M
10Japan$30.51 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $875.61 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $167,063,996
2Port of New York $73,924,953
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $57,901,340
4Port of Long Beach $55,040,988
5Port Laredo $49,710,287
6Port of Los Angeles $39,851,039
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $31,888,323
8Port of Houston $31,140,632
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $26,484,785
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $25,897,061

U.S. exports of Silicones increased 0.65 percent through August to $875.61 million

U.S. exports of Silicones increased 0.65 percent from $869.94 million to $875.61 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 201 through August 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 $1.31 billion, a $17.86 million, 1.35 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port Laredo.

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 Virginia, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $113,280,082
2China $98,120,059
3Belgium $90,253,323
4Canada $86,839,060
5South Korea $72,455,565
6The Netherlands $66,430,600
7United Kingdom $42,304,287
8Brazil $37,542,542
9Costa Rica $33,499,996
10Japan $30,514,143

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $74,321,238
2Norfolk $63,809,607
3New York City $56,218,997
4Detroit $43,630,109
5Laredo $36,770,718
6Miami $15,705,963
7Chicago $13,506,990
8Buffalo $13,060,514
9Houston $12,565,638
10Cleveland $10,865,387

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 52.16 percent compared to last year to $167.06 million.
  • Port of New York fell 5.04 percent compared to last year to $73.92 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 14.07 percent compared to last year to $57.9 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 3.06 percent compared to last year to $55.04 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 2.29 percent compared to last year to $49.71 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 $4.46 million, 4.1 percent, (12.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $4.85 million, 4.71 percent, (11.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $28.95 million, 47.23 percent, (10.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $4.88 million, 5.32 percent, (9.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $4.53 million, 6.67 percent, (8.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.64 percent of all these Silicones exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $460.95 million of the $875.61 million total.

All totaled, 46.1 percent of all these Silicones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $403.64 million of the $875.61 million total