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

Imports: Acrylic polymers

Acrylic polymers, the No. 330 import by value totaled $95.71 million for the month of October, $887.47 million through October of 2018, and $946.38 million 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$164.87 M
2Japan$124.54 M
3Germany$112.06 M
4China$87.99 M
5South Korea$56.4 M
6United Kingdom$52.58 M
7France$49.73 M
8Israel$44.21 M
9Mexico$41.57 M
10The Netherlands$37.83 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $887.47 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $97,245,087
2Port of Houston $86,277,555
3Port of Charleston $74,280,771
4Port of Los Angeles $74,027,360
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $62,034,855
6Port of Virginia $61,718,717
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $52,288,823
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $46,711,610
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $46,212,168
10Port of Boston $39,314,316

U.S. imports of Acrylic polymers increased 10.75 percent through October to $887.47 million

U.S. imports of Acrylic polymers increased 10.75 percent from $801.32 million to $887.47 million 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 330 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 329 for the last full year with a total value of $946.38 million, a $140.17 million, 17.39 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $164,868,894
2Japan $124,540,814
3Germany $112,055,414
4China $87,985,417
5South Korea $56,398,708
6United Kingdom $52,579,891
7France $49,730,455
8Israel $44,210,793
9Mexico $41,570,593
10The Netherlands $37,834,558

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $19,446,710
2New York City $17,144,951
3Charleston $15,030,412
4Houston $14,779,356
5Boston $11,234,554
6Buffalo $9,617,099
7Cleveland $8,765,066
8Los Angeles $8,755,899
9Atlanta/Savannah $8,176,039
10Chicago $7,767,461

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 Newark rose 17.12 percent compared to last year to $97.25 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 31.6 percent compared to last year to $86.28 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 2.98 percent compared to last year to $74.28 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 5.66 percent compared to last year to $74.03 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 16.93 percent compared to last year to $62.03 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. imports from No. 1 Canada increased $15.16 million, 10.13 percent, (18.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $10.16 million, 7.54 percent, (14.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $2.57 million, 2.35 percent, (12.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $21.33 million, 32 percent, (9.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $17.72 million, 45.81 percent, (6.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.51 percent of all these Acrylic polymers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $545.85 million of the $887.47 million total.

All totaled, 44.38 percent of all these Acrylic polymers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $393.87 million of the $887.47 million total