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

Exports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 134 export by value totaled $199.05 million for the month of July, $1.37 billion through July 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$197.72 M
2Canada$186.49 M
3Belgium$134.38 M
4China$119.31 M
5Brazil$92.29 M
6Singapore$85.98 M
7Japan$59.34 M
8The Netherlands$55.25 M
9Germany$52.13 M
10Thailand$36.78 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.37 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $347,380,608
2Port of New Orleans $288,089,898
3Port Laredo $153,087,137
4Port of Virginia $77,772,015
5Port of Los Angeles $73,521,378
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $64,507,274
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $42,396,643
8Port of Long Beach $41,085,540
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $37,129,291
10Port of Charleston $34,027,922

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 14.60 percent through July to $1.37 billion

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 14.60 percent from $1.61 billion to $1.37 billion through the first seven 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 134 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 118 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 July 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $197,719,491
2Canada $186,487,663
3Belgium $134,383,236
4China $119,314,562
5Brazil $92,286,149
6Singapore $85,977,652
7Japan $59,338,728
8The Netherlands $55,247,621
9Germany $52,132,803
10Thailand $36,780,637

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 11.66 percent compared to last year to $347.38 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 22.29 percent compared to last year to $288.09 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.74 percent compared to last year to $153.09 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 16.79 percent compared to last year to $77.77 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 33.44 percent compared to last year to $73.52 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 $8.22 million, 4.34 percent, (14.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $29.57 million, 13.69 percent, (13.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium decreased $46.34 million, 25.64 percent, (9.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $91.25 million, 43.34 percent, (8.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil decreased $22.53 million, 19.62 percent, (6.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.13 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $730.19 million of the $1.37 billion total.

All totaled, 68.38 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $939.85 million of the $1.37 billion total