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

Exports: Silicones

Silicones, the No. 211 export by value totaled $113.76 million for the month of October, $1.09 billion through October of 2018, and $1.32 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$140.29 M
2China$126.48 M
3Canada$114.99 M
4South Korea$93.34 M
5Belgium$79.31 M
6The Netherlands$73.55 M
7United Kingdom$61.28 M
8Costa Rica$57.12 M
9Japan$44.11 M
10Brazil$39.59 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.09 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $134,779,465
2Port of Los Angeles $104,680,271
3Port of New York $94,784,542
4Port of Long Beach $67,860,748
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $65,406,347
6Port Laredo $63,246,186
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $62,451,656
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $34,413,181
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $34,250,320
10Port of Charleston $30,409,852

U.S. exports of Silicones decreased 1.28 percent through October to $1.09 billion

U.S. exports of Silicones decreased 1.28 percent from $1.11 billion to $1.09 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 211 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 199 for the last full year with a total value of $1.32 billion, a $96.47 million, 7.86 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 of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $140,294,746
2China $126,476,943
3Canada $114,988,358
4South Korea $93,339,088
5Belgium $79,310,949
6The Netherlands $73,545,899
7United Kingdom $61,279,092
8Costa Rica $57,116,653
9Japan $44,107,335
10Brazil $39,591,952

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $40,449,251
2New York City $30,538,127
3Norfolk $29,216,751
4Detroit $19,943,436
5Laredo $14,568,932
6Miami $7,161,636
7Chicago $6,523,405
8Buffalo $6,520,037
9Houston $5,588,994
10Cleveland $4,339,275

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 of Virginia rose 25.58 percent compared to last year to $134.78 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 28.91 percent compared to last year to $104.68 million.
  • Port of New York rose 20.98 percent compared to last year to $94.78 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 7 percent compared to last year to $67.86 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 26.31 percent compared to last year to $65.41 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 $17.23 million, 14 percent, (12.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $4.23 million, 3.23 percent, (11.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $22.62 million, 24.49 percent, (10.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $15.19 million, 19.44 percent, (8.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium decreased $55.96 million, 41.37 percent, (7.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.67 percent of all these Silicones exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $554.41 million of the $1.09 billion total.

All totaled, 42.73 percent of all these Silicones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $467.51 million of the $1.09 billion total