Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Silicones

Silicones, the No. 186 export by value totaled $96.7 million for the month of May, $533.64 million through May of 2020, and $1.27 billion for all of 2019, 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
1China$67.77 M
2Mexico$58.76 M
3Belgium$54.54 M
4South Korea$48.24 M
5Canada$47.92 M
6The Netherlands$38.45 M
7United Kingdom$27.32 M
8Brazil$25.9 M
9Costa Rica$25.1 M
10Japan$15.59 M
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U.S. exports of Silicones decreased 0.59 percent through May to $533.64 million

U.S. exports of Silicones decreased 0.59 percent from $536.79 million to $533.64 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 186 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 206 for the last full year with a total value of $1.27 billion, a $34.13 million, 2.61 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources 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 New York, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 11.39 percent compared to last year to $93.92 million.
  • Port of New York rose 33.79 percent compared to last year to $56.16 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 33.97 percent compared to last year to $43.63 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 64.69 percent compared to last year to $35.01 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 29.01 percent compared to last year to $25.35 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 from No. 1 Mexico decreased $7.75 million, 4.51 percent, (30.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 China decreased $3.58 million, 2.41 percent, (27.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Canada decreased $8.95 million, 6.5 percent, (24.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Belgium increased $30.89 million, 32.2 percent, (23.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $8.86 million, 7.7 percent, (19.91 percent market share).

All totaled, 52.76 percent of all these Silicones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $670.81 million of the $1.27 billion total.

All totaled, 47.61 percent of all these Silicones exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $254.08 million of the $533.64 million total