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

Exports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 122 export by value totaled $194.2 million for the month of December, $2.7 billion through December 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$367.93 M
2China$340.34 M
3Mexico$328.61 M
4Belgium$303.29 M
5Singapore$204.49 M
6Brazil$200.19 M
7Japan$98.55 M
8The Netherlands$90.88 M
9Thailand$77.02 M
10Germany$70.69 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.7 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $651,988,291
2Port of Houston $638,448,182
3Port Laredo $250,185,859
4Port of Los Angeles $176,866,990
5Port of Virginia $142,165,310
6Port of Long Beach $129,867,978
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $126,136,245
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $88,842,537
9Port of New York $61,943,483
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $51,669,402

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 0.46 percent through December to $2.7 billion

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 0.46 percent from $2.71 billion to $2.7 billion in 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 122 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 116 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $367,926,339
2China $340,338,440
3Mexico $328,610,600
4Belgium $303,294,321
5Singapore $204,494,853
6Brazil $200,189,752
7Japan $98,548,957
8The Netherlands $90,882,654
9Thailand $77,020,947
10Germany $70,686,532

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $314,137,520
2NEW ORLEANS, LA $265,409,066
3LOS ANGELES, CA $146,720,000
4LAREDO, TX $132,567,598
5DETROIT, MI $91,319,468
6NORFOLK, VA $71,154,664
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $42,078,490
8SAVANNAH, GA $34,165,690
9BUFFALO, NY $22,135,908
10CHARLESTON, SC $18,858,982

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 21.16 percent compared to last year to $651.99 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 10.09 percent compared to last year to $638.45 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 10.57 percent compared to last year to $250.19 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 28.55 percent compared to last year to $176.87 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 20.21 percent compared to last year to $142.17 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 $19.49 million, 5.6 percent, (13.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $21.96 million, 6.9 percent, (12.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $27.32 million, 9.07 percent, (12.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $28.38 million, 10.32 percent, (11.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore decreased $83.18 million, 28.91 percent, (7.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.27 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.54 billion of the $2.7 billion total.

All totaled, 68.95 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.86 billion of the $2.7 billion total