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

Imports: Chemical compounds

Chemical compounds, the No. 356 import by value totaled $57.99 million for the month of May, $320.24 million through May of 2020, and $1.1 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
1South Korea$64.24 M
2Japan$37.26 M
3Germany$34.84 M
4Singapore$34.81 M
5Canada$33.15 M
6The Netherlands$14.11 M
7France$14.05 M
8Belgium$11.99 M
9Brazil$11 M
10Mexico$7.17 M
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U.S. imports of Chemical compounds decreased 38.48 percent through May to $320.24 million

U.S. imports of Chemical compounds decreased 38.48 percent from $520.58 million to $320.24 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 356 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 289 for the last full year with a total value of $1.1 billion, a $136.19 million, 10.99 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full 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 Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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 fell 49.7 percent compared to last year to $58.28 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 32.81 percent compared to last year to $49.96 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 51.22 percent compared to last year to $40.77 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 19.15 percent compared to last year to $26.94 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 53.51 percent compared to last year to $25.57 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 South Korea decreased $23.52 million, 26.8 percent, (20.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $4.65 million, 11.1 percent, (11.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $19.24 million, 35.58 percent, (10.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Singapore decreased $4.31 million, 11.03 percent, (10.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $8.19 million, 19.8 percent, (10.35 percent market share).

All totaled, 63.8 percent of all these Chemical compounds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $204.3 million of the $320.24 million total.

All totaled, 62.93 percent of all these Chemical compounds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $201.53 million of the $320.24 million total