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

Imports: Chemical compounds

Chemical compounds, the No. 267 import by value totaled $91.8 million for the month of February, $220.62 million through February 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
1Brazil$43 M
2South Korea$36.37 M
3Germany$22.17 M
4Canada$15.65 M
5Singapore$15.59 M
6Japan$13.96 M
7Saudi Arabia$11.46 M
8The Netherlands$10.97 M
9Israel$10.23 M
10Colombia$5.24 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $220.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $53,653,514
2Port of Virginia $41,070,086
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $28,942,456
4Port of Newark $21,176,643
5Port of Los Angeles $12,569,495
6Port of Charleston $11,530,504
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $8,361,200
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,616,127
9Port of New Orleans $4,258,347
10Port of Long Beach $3,899,123

U.S. imports of Chemical compounds increased 36.95 percent through February to $220.62 million

U.S. imports of Chemical compounds increased 36.95 percent from $161.09 million to $220.62 million through the first two 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 267 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 331 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Singapore. 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 Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Canada. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $43,000,152
2South Korea $36,372,215
3Germany $22,171,108
4Canada $15,651,694
5Singapore $15,587,135
6Japan $13,955,017
7Saudi Arabia $11,460,121
8The Netherlands $10,972,203
9Israel $10,233,539
10Colombia $5,239,698

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 68.31 percent compared to last year to $53.65 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 61.78 percent compared to last year to $41.07 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 144.85 percent compared to last year to $28.94 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 21.99 percent compared to last year to $21.18 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 18.55 percent compared to last year to $12.57 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 Brazil increased $23.61 million, 121.74 percent, (19.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $9.74 million, 36.57 percent, (16.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $3.45 million, 18.41 percent, (10.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.9 million, 22.78 percent, (7.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Singapore decreased $1.27 million, 7.52 percent, (7.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.19 percent of all these Chemical compounds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $132.78 million of the $220.62 million total.

All totaled, 71.35 percent of all these Chemical compounds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $157.41 million of the $220.62 million total