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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Acyclic hydrocarbons

Acyclic hydrocarbons, the No. 251 import by value totaled $122.66 million for the month of August, $998.7 million through August of 2019, and $1.68 billion for all of 2018, 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$685.29 M
2South Africa$97.26 M
3Brazil$53.14 M
4South Korea$32.29 M
5Taiwan$22.55 M
6Belgium$16.74 M
7Spain$15.55 M
8United Kingdom$12.89 M
9China$12.17 M
10Germany$9.93 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $998.7 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $213,123,717
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $195,856,840
3Port of Houston $146,835,888
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $125,930,423
5Port of Eastport, Idaho $51,956,530
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $51,185,824
7Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $39,893,734
8Port of Freeport, Texas $29,126,973
9Port of New Orleans $24,475,353
10Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $24,294,182

U.S. imports of Acyclic hydrocarbons decreased 3.68 percent through August to $998.7 million

U.S. imports of Acyclic hydrocarbons decreased 3.68 percent from $1.04 billion to $998.7 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 251 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 242 for the last full year with a total value of $1.68 billion, a $486.02 million, 40.87 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 South Korea. 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $685,285,491
2South Africa $97,263,863
3Brazil $53,143,102
4South Korea $32,287,371
5Taiwan $22,549,053
6Belgium $16,740,067
7Spain $15,548,843
8United Kingdom $12,891,333
9China $12,171,054
10Germany $9,928,699

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $125,883,926
2Detroit $125,567,956
3Duluth, Minn. $109,997,189
4Pembina, N.D. $41,847,370
5Buffalo $28,406,370
6New Orleans $20,648,511
7Seattle $13,343,234
8Great Falls, Mont. $12,847,242
9New York City $8,837,409
10Charleston $6,019,078

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 4.98 percent compared to last year to $213.12 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 6.19 percent compared to last year to $195.86 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 0.31 percent compared to last year to $146.84 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 21.99 percent compared to last year to $125.93 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 20.99 percent compared to last year to $51.96 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 $21.86 million, 3.29 percent, (68.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Africa increased $4.37 million, 4.71 percent, (9.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil increased $13.56 million, 34.25 percent, (5.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $2.87 million, 9.74 percent, (3.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $6.13 million, 37.32 percent, (2.26 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.17 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $890.53 million of the $998.7 million total.

All totaled, 73.47 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $733.7 million of the $998.7 million total