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

Imports: Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators

Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators, the No. 293 import by value totaled $120.94 million for the month of October, $1.03 billion through October 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
1Canada$162.16 M
2Germany$157.03 M
3China$151.45 M
4Japan$137.33 M
5United Kingdom$73.78 M
6Italy$57.25 M
7The Netherlands$51.73 M
8Brazil$34.94 M
9France$33.45 M
10Denmark$29.43 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.03 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $272,680,425
2Port of Charleston $118,643,094
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $100,594,320
4Port of Newark $73,027,136
5Port of Los Angeles $71,767,537
6Port of Long Beach $47,665,449
7Port of New Orleans $43,432,645
8Port of Virginia $38,082,206
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $35,859,153
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $35,670,575

U.S. imports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 20.31 percent through October to $1.03 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators increased 20.31 percent from $856.82 million to $1.03 billion through the first 10 months of 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 293 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 314 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 October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, 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 Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $162,156,943
2Germany $157,033,078
3China $151,454,890
4Japan $137,332,033
5United Kingdom $73,775,069
6Italy $57,246,268
7The Netherlands $51,729,887
8Brazil $34,944,344
9France $33,454,780
10Denmark $29,428,439

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $54,230,113
2Chicago $26,344,825
3Detroit $21,466,375
4Atlanta/Savannah $17,626,067
5Charleston $10,364,673
6New York City $9,764,809
7Buffalo $9,394,908
8New Orleans $8,207,937
9Cleveland $6,303,934
10Norfolk $5,719,026

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 26.97 percent compared to last year to $272.68 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 15.5 percent compared to last year to $118.64 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 29.62 percent compared to last year to $100.59 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 69.65 percent compared to last year to $73.03 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.54 percent compared to last year to $71.77 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 Canada increased $27.72 million, 20.62 percent, (15.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $29.37 million, 23 percent, (15.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $68.31 million, 82.16 percent, (14.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $13.78 million, 11.15 percent, (13.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $51.22 million, 40.98 percent, (7.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.13 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $681.75 million of the $1.03 billion total.

All totaled, 61.76 percent of all these Misc. chemical reaction initiators, accelerators imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $636.71 million of the $1.03 billion total