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

Imports: Acrylic polymers

Acrylic polymers, the No. 287 import by value totaled $97.41 million for the month of May, $449.14 million through May of 2020, and $1.01 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$76.47 M
2Japan$70.48 M
3Germany$46.53 M
4South Korea$39.86 M
5China$38.93 M
6France$29.52 M
7Israel$29.21 M
8United Kingdom$26.39 M
9Mexico$15.96 M
10The Netherlands$13.83 M
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U.S. imports of Acrylic polymers increased 4.37 percent through May to $449.14 million

U.S. imports of Acrylic polymers increased 4.37 percent from $430.33 million to $449.14 million through the first five 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 287 through May 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 $1.01 billion, a $42.02 million, 4.01 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 66.73 percent compared to last year to $54.68 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 1.17 percent compared to last year to $46.87 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 9.32 percent compared to last year to $38.25 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.31 percent compared to last year to $31.88 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.21 percent compared to last year to $30.1 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 decreased $802,022, 1.04 percent, (17.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $2.29 million, 3.35 percent, (15.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $6.71 million, 12.61 percent, (10.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $9.78 million, 32.51 percent, (8.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $15.85 million, 68.68 percent, (8.67 percent market share).

All totaled, 60.62 percent of all these Acrylic polymers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $272.27 million of the $449.14 million total.

All totaled, 44.93 percent of all these Acrylic polymers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $201.79 million of the $449.14 million total