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

Imports: Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators

Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators, the No. 290 import by value totaled $120.49 million for the month of December, $1.24 billion through December of 2018, and $1.05 billion 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$190.95 M
2Canada$183.96 M
3China$177.24 M
4Japan$164.54 M
5United Kingdom$104.29 M
6Italy$67.87 M
7The Netherlands$62.68 M
8France$50.54 M
9Brazil$43.23 M
10Denmark$32.15 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.24 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $322,721,536
2Port of Charleston $153,869,737
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $115,067,626
4Port of Los Angeles $103,160,631
5Port of Newark $91,064,223
6Port of Long Beach $51,553,989
7Port of New Orleans $49,485,695
8Port of Virginia $46,692,199
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $41,946,575
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $40,765,293

U.S. imports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 18.95 percent through December to $1.24 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 18.95 percent from $1.05 billion to $1.24 billion 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 290 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 310 for the last full year with a total value of $1.05 billion, a $40.13 million, 3.99 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $190,945,314
2Canada $183,958,542
3China $177,237,460
4Japan $164,543,211
5United Kingdom $104,291,689
6Italy $67,869,614
7The Netherlands $62,679,614
8France $50,536,268
9Brazil $43,225,782
10Denmark $32,150,098

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $90,726,345
2Chicago $33,161,778
3Charleston $29,224,021
4Detroit $27,829,016
5Atlanta/Savannah $25,723,489
6New York City $19,260,872
7Los Angeles $15,995,857
8New Orleans $15,125,069
9Buffalo $9,840,424
10Norfolk $8,788,883

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 16.53 percent compared to last year to $322.72 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 3.53 percent compared to last year to $153.87 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 25.69 percent compared to last year to $115.07 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 41.93 percent compared to last year to $103.16 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 58.71 percent compared to last year to $91.06 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 $27.61 million, 16.91 percent, (15.35 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $23.44 million, 14.6 percent, (14.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $76.72 million, 76.33 percent, (14.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $15.18 million, 10.16 percent, (13.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $34.54 million, 24.88 percent, (8.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.99 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $820.98 million of the $1.24 billion total.

All totaled, 63.17 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $785.88 million of the $1.24 billion total