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

Exports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 132 export by value totaled $197.9 million for the month of March, $585.13 million through March of 2019, and $2.7 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$87.86 M
2Canada$81.23 M
3Belgium$58.02 M
4China$49.74 M
5Brazil$40.05 M
6Singapore$26.4 M
7Japan$25.28 M
8The Netherlands$23.42 M
9Germany$21.59 M
10Thailand$17.6 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $585.13 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $139,383,334
2Port of New Orleans $118,480,201
3Port Laredo $67,417,278
4Port of Virginia $34,654,818
5Port of Los Angeles $29,535,967
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $28,358,631
7Port of Long Beach $20,532,355
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $20,307,771
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $16,949,416
10Port of Charleston $16,377,981

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 10.08 percent through March to $585.13 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 10.08 percent from $650.69 million to $585.13 million through the first three 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 132 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 124 for the last full year with a total value of $2.7 billion, a $12.46 million, 0.46 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $87,858,368
2Canada $81,232,470
3Belgium $58,020,907
4China $49,744,940
5Brazil $40,047,738
6Singapore $26,401,936
7Japan $25,283,625
8The Netherlands $23,423,475
9Germany $21,592,126
10Thailand $17,596,749

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $201,124,849
2New Orleans $169,523,949
3Los Angeles $97,380,116
4Laredo $90,656,190
5Detroit $63,476,885
6Norfolk $43,496,200
7New York City $25,692,444
8Atlanta/Savannah $21,567,069
9Buffalo $15,259,921
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $13,577,706

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 13.3 percent compared to last year to $139.38 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 9.12 percent compared to last year to $118.48 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 20.48 percent compared to last year to $67.42 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 13.74 percent compared to last year to $34.65 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 42.71 percent compared to last year to $29.54 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 $11.73 million, 15.4 percent, (15.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $1.47 million, 1.78 percent, (13.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium decreased $11.65 million, 16.72 percent, (9.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $32.73 million, 39.69 percent, (8.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil decreased $7.72 million, 16.16 percent, (6.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.16 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $316.9 million of the $585.13 million total.

All totaled, 66.56 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $389.47 million of the $585.13 million total