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

Exports: Silicones

Silicones, the No. 203 export by value totaled $108.4 million for the month of February, $207.86 million through February 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$28.15 M
2China$22.56 M
3Canada$21.84 M
4Belgium$19.21 M
5The Netherlands$18.12 M
6South Korea$15.12 M
7United Kingdom$10.58 M
8Brazil$9.98 M
9Japan$8.82 M
10Costa Rica$7.69 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $207.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $40,751,511
2Port of New York $18,640,165
3Port of Long Beach $14,259,171
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $13,503,269
5Port Laredo $12,662,043
6Port of Houston $8,924,066
7Port of Los Angeles $8,040,304
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,936,501
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,075,617
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,791,176

U.S. exports of Silicones increased 5.65 percent through February to $207.86 million

U.S. exports of Silicones increased 5.65 percent from $196.74 million to $207.86 million through the first two 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 203 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 219 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $28,150,497
2China $22,562,654
3Canada $21,839,511
4Belgium $19,211,694
5The Netherlands $18,115,837
6South Korea $15,117,641
7United Kingdom $10,582,170
8Brazil $9,975,224
9Japan $8,821,415
10Costa Rica $7,692,711

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 39.48 percent compared to last year to $40.75 million.
  • Port of New York rose 5.19 percent compared to last year to $18.64 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 26.3 percent compared to last year to $14.26 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 25.64 percent compared to last year to $13.5 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 29.81 percent compared to last year to $12.66 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 $5.38 million, 23.62 percent, (13.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $3.42 million, 13.18 percent, (10.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $2.51 million, 12.97 percent, (10.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $5.2 million, 37.11 percent, (9.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $3.97 million, 28.05 percent, (8.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.86 percent of all these Silicones exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $109.88 million of the $207.86 million total.

All totaled, 48.02 percent of all these Silicones exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $99.82 million of the $207.86 million total