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

Imports: Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives

Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives, the No. 523 import by value totaled $35.39 million for the month of December, $418.89 million through December of 2018, and $397.87 million 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
1Germany$111.21 M
2China$49.16 M
3Japan$37.63 M
4South Korea$27.14 M
5Brazil$23.63 M
6Belgium$23.09 M
7Ireland$22.62 M
8Taiwan$19.33 M
9Sweden$16.57 M
10Czech Republic$16.15 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $418.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $86,958,994
2Port of Virginia $51,455,328
3Port of Los Angeles $46,430,001
4Port of Houston $36,799,746
5Port of Charleston $32,787,455
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $31,579,832
7Port of Chester, Penn. $29,519,514
8Port of Long Beach $17,263,067
9Port Laredo $12,103,950
10Port of New Orleans $8,114,493

U.S. imports of Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives increased 5.28 percent through December to $418.89 million

U.S. imports of Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives increased 5.28 percent from $397.87 million to $418.89 million in 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 523 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 519 for the last full year with a total value of $397.87 million, a $12.36 million, 3.21 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $111,209,607
2China $49,156,162
3Japan $37,632,985
4South Korea $27,137,395
5Brazil $23,629,931
6Belgium $23,089,463
7Ireland $22,617,971
8Taiwan $19,327,894
9Sweden $16,573,619
10Czech Republic $16,148,729

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $19,162,841
2Chicago $12,366,754
3Houston $10,321,978
4Charleston $9,468,705
5Philadelphia $8,932,934
6Atlanta/Savannah $8,615,694
7Los Angeles $8,275,330
8Detroit $5,021,205
9Norfolk $3,896,012
10Laredo $3,032,256

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 14.11 percent compared to last year to $86.96 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 59.86 percent compared to last year to $51.46 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 3.82 percent compared to last year to $46.43 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 5.34 percent compared to last year to $36.8 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 8.13 percent compared to last year to $32.79 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 Germany increased $9.35 million, 9.18 percent, (26.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $3.28 million, 7.16 percent, (11.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $9.58 million, 34.16 percent, (8.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $406,112, 1.52 percent, (6.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil decreased $3.83 million, 13.94 percent, (5.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.39 percent of all these Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $248.77 million of the $418.89 million total.

All totaled, 60.74 percent of all these Misc. cellulose and chemical derivatives imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $254.43 million of the $418.89 million total