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

Imports: Misc. natural polymers

Misc. natural polymers, the No. 545 import by value totaled $42.11 million for the month of December, $375.17 million through December of 2018, and $332.99 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
1China$111.96 M
2Sweden$56.28 M
3Austria$52.16 M
4Norway$28.41 M
5France$24.21 M
6Japan$23.16 M
7Germany$15.74 M
8Italy$12.74 M
9Israel$8.38 M
10Canada$8.18 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $375.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $78,156,860
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $54,869,314
3Port of Houston $33,392,208
4Port of Los Angeles $33,377,144
5Port of Chester, Penn. $25,745,839
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $17,152,906
7Port of Long Beach $15,552,793
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $15,106,555
9Port of Charleston $11,733,565
10Port of Virginia $10,649,404

U.S. imports of Misc. natural polymers increased 12.67 percent through December to $375.17 million

U.S. imports of Misc. natural polymers increased 12.67 percent from $332.99 million to $375.17 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 545 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 558 for the last full year with a total value of $332.99 million, a $40.07 million, 10.74 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Sweden, No. 3 Austria, No. 4 Norway and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Sweden, No. 3 Austria, No. 4 Norway and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $111,960,928
2Sweden $56,280,800
3Austria $52,164,578
4Norway $28,408,090
5France $24,207,076
6Japan $23,162,341
7Germany $15,739,480
8Italy $12,742,521
9Israel $8,384,571
10Canada $8,181,236

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $29,231,353
2Chicago $9,821,827
3Los Angeles $9,178,935
4Philadelphia $7,363,606
5Houston $6,708,390
6Baltimore $4,481,086
7Boston $3,548,521
8Atlanta/Savannah $3,512,568
9St. Louis $2,811,634
10Charleston $2,345,864

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 51.34 percent compared to last year to $78.16 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 23.86 percent compared to last year to $54.87 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 19.21 percent compared to last year to $33.39 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 19.47 percent compared to last year to $33.38 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 7.82 percent compared to last year to $25.75 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 China increased $13.24 million, 13.41 percent, (29.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Sweden decreased $4.93 million, 8.06 percent, (15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Austria increased $14.08 million, 36.96 percent, (13.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Norway increased $2.98 million, 11.73 percent, (7.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France increased $3.4 million, 16.35 percent, (6.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.77 percent of all these Misc. natural polymers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $273.02 million of the $375.17 million total.

All totaled, 60.12 percent of all these Misc. natural polymers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $225.54 million of the $375.17 million total