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

Imports: Acyclic hydrocarbons

Acyclic hydrocarbons, the No. 229 import by value totaled $213.1 million for the month of October, $1.41 billion through October of 2018, and $1.19 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$894.43 M
2South Africa$119.52 M
3Brazil$63.35 M
4Belgium$58.85 M
5China$38.08 M
6South Korea$37.99 M
7The Netherlands$33.3 M
8United Kingdom$27.42 M
9Italy$25 M
10Qatar$20.75 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.41 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $294,943,089
2International Falls, Minn. $250,123,529
3Port of Houston $206,471,154
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $157,533,136
5Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $127,576,896
6Port of Eastport, Idaho $78,088,704
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $65,377,232
8Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $45,545,967
9Port of New Orleans $37,151,841
10Port of Freeport, Texas $29,673,972

U.S. imports of Acyclic hydrocarbons increased 56.58 percent through October to $1.41 billion

U.S. imports of Acyclic hydrocarbons increased 56.58 percent from $899.78 million to $1.41 billion 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 229 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 302 for the last full year with a total value of $1.19 billion, a $56.57 million, 5.00 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Port Lavaca, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 International Falls, Minn., No. 4 Port of Port Lavaca, Texas and No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $894,425,743
2South Africa $119,523,721
3Brazil $63,348,814
4Belgium $58,847,292
5China $38,083,038
6South Korea $37,992,019
7The Netherlands $33,303,227
8United Kingdom $27,418,976
9Italy $24,996,426
10Qatar $20,747,331

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Duluth, Minn. $68,040,952
2Detroit $51,769,302
3Houston $50,398,605
4Pembina, N.D. $24,127,261
5New Orleans $9,851,805
6Great Falls, Mont. $7,714,803
7New York City $6,046,191
8Seattle $5,990,954
9Buffalo $5,447,328
10Charleston $2,723,277

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 16.12 percent compared to last year to $294.94 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 39.27 percent compared to last year to $250.12 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 10.49 percent compared to last year to $206.47 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 968.83 percent compared to last year to $157.53 million.
  • Port of Port Lavaca, Texas rose 134.34 percent compared to last year to $127.58 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 $398.21 million, 80.25 percent, (63.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa decreased $17.59 million, 12.83 percent, (8.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil increased $876,760, 1.4 percent, (4.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium increased $26.74 million, 83.26 percent, (4.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $6.78 million, 21.67 percent, (2.7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.34 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.17 billion of the $1.41 billion total.

All totaled, 73.58 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.04 billion of the $1.41 billion total