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

Exports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 118 export by value totaled $237.8 million for the month of October, $2.32 billion through October of 2018, and $2.71 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
1Canada$316 M
2China$298.11 M
3Mexico$280.23 M
4Belgium$269.39 M
5Singapore$182.68 M
6Brazil$168.35 M
7Japan$81.36 M
8The Netherlands$77.41 M
9Thailand$64.1 M
10Germany$60.54 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.32 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $568,286,262
2Port of Houston $544,328,142
3Port Laredo $212,256,016
4Port of Los Angeles $153,908,984
5Port of Virginia $124,123,398
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $108,157,755
7Port of Long Beach $107,929,691
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $75,655,123
9Port of New York $52,887,583
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $41,680,386

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 0.98 percent through October to $2.32 billion

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 0.98 percent from $2.29 billion to $2.32 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 118 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 111 for the last full year with a total value of $2.71 billion, a $216.73 million, 8.69 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $315,996,994
2China $298,113,887
3Mexico $280,232,553
4Belgium $269,386,090
5Singapore $182,677,355
6Brazil $168,352,144
7Japan $81,363,946
8The Netherlands $77,408,642
9Thailand $64,101,932
10Germany $60,542,873

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $106,510,780
2New Orleans $85,746,970
3Los Angeles $52,277,590
4Laredo $46,468,895
5Detroit $32,301,114
6Norfolk $25,454,288
7New York City $14,972,848
8Atlanta/Savannah $11,490,825
9Buffalo $8,218,662
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $6,636,058

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 New Orleans rose 29.08 percent compared to last year to $568.29 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 10.79 percent compared to last year to $544.33 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 8.83 percent compared to last year to $212.26 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 26.86 percent compared to last year to $153.91 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 16.88 percent compared to last year to $124.12 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 Canada increased $16.47 million, 5.5 percent, (13.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $35.8 million, 13.65 percent, (12.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $22.8 million, 8.86 percent, (12.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $38.26 million, 16.55 percent, (11.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore decreased $58.64 million, 24.3 percent, (7.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58.16 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.35 billion of the $2.32 billion total.

All totaled, 69.23 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.6 billion of the $2.32 billion total