Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 137 export by value totaled $167.38 million for the month of February, $336.25 million through February of 2020, and $2.22 billion for all of 2019, 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$53.84 M
2Canada$41.68 M
3Belgium$36.97 M
4China$30.32 M
5Brazil$24.71 M
6Singapore$16.59 M
7The Netherlands$14.3 M
8Germany$12.39 M
9India$11.27 M
10Japan$10.08 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $336.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $84,329,428
2Port of New Orleans $72,606,165
3Port Laredo $45,382,326
4Port of Virginia $19,112,565
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $17,833,840
6Port of Los Angeles $13,661,868
7Port of Charleston $10,943,672
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $10,157,666
9Port of New York $8,858,347
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $7,720,834

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 13.16 percent through February to $336.25 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene decreased 13.16 percent from $387.23 million to $336.25 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 137 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 129 for the last full year with a total value of $2.22 billion, a $476.92 million, 17.68 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Belgium 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.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $53,836,859
2Canada $41,676,849
3Belgium $36,972,751
4China $30,321,520
5Brazil $24,705,466
6Singapore $16,593,470
7The Netherlands $14,303,530
8Germany $12,391,812
9India $11,267,862
10Japan $10,079,399

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $86,394,634
2NEW ORLEANS, LA $84,138,022
3LAREDO, TX $38,274,146
4DETROIT, MI $21,529,734
5NORFOLK, VA $21,383,010
6LOS ANGELES, CA $19,880,496
7SAVANNAH, GA $11,468,574
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $10,208,152
9CHARLESTON, SC $5,373,588
10OGDENSBURG, NY $5,308,224

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 Houston fell 1.7 percent compared to last year to $84.33 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 11.16 percent compared to last year to $72.61 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 1.73 percent compared to last year to $45.38 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 15.91 percent compared to last year to $19.11 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 4.87 percent compared to last year to $17.83 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 decreased $6.78 million, 11.18 percent, (16.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $11 million, 20.88 percent, (12.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $3.94 million, 11.93 percent, (11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $2.72 million, 8.24 percent, (9.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil decreased $4.58 million, 15.65 percent, (7.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.77 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $187.51 million of the $336.25 million total.

All totaled, 71.16 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $239.26 million of the $336.25 million total