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

Imports: Chemical compounds

Chemical compounds, the No. 304 import by value totaled $82.79 million for the month of August, $781.99 million through August of 2019, and $1.24 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
1South Korea$133.07 M
2Brazil$102.04 M
3Germany$84.76 M
4Japan$68.98 M
5Canada$66.53 M
6Singapore$63.88 M
7Saudi Arabia$36.61 M
8Israel$36.58 M
9The Netherlands$27.53 M
10France$24.62 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $781.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $165,429,258
2Port of Virginia $128,000,014
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $114,852,981
4Port of Newark $74,565,112
5Port of Charleston $55,448,170
6Port of Los Angeles $52,632,851
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $29,519,245
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $25,686,979
9Port of Long Beach $13,583,107
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,672,808

U.S. imports of Chemical compounds increased 3.76 percent through August to $781.99 million

U.S. imports of Chemical compounds increased 3.76 percent from $753.68 million to $781.99 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 304 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 314 for the last full year with a total value of $1.24 billion, a $369.56 million, 42.52 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $133,072,463
2Brazil $102,042,565
3Germany $84,760,365
4Japan $68,981,215
5Canada $66,534,409
6Singapore $63,880,776
7Saudi Arabia $36,605,687
8Israel $36,583,147
9The Netherlands $27,531,713
10France $24,615,928

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $91,364,902
2Norfolk $59,299,845
3New York City $39,531,642
4Atlanta/Savannah $38,725,786
5Charleston $30,543,921
6Los Angeles $23,059,395
7Detroit $21,649,977
8Cleveland $20,236,885
9Chicago $17,645,422
10Laredo $10,820,858

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:

  • Port of Houston rose 13.23 percent compared to last year to $165.43 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 2.42 percent compared to last year to $128 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 61.86 percent compared to last year to $114.85 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 26.08 percent compared to last year to $74.57 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 15.31 percent compared to last year to $55.45 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 South Korea increased $5.92 million, 4.65 percent, (17.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Brazil increased $49.81 million, 95.38 percent, (13.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $1.07 million, 1.25 percent, (10.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $17.76 million, 34.68 percent, (8.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $9.13 million, 15.9 percent, (8.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58.24 percent of all these Chemical compounds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $455.39 million of the $781.99 million total.

All totaled, 68.84 percent of all these Chemical compounds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $538.3 million of the $781.99 million total