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

Imports: Misc. natural polymers

Misc. natural polymers, the No. 554 import by value totaled $29.82 million for the month of October, $303.11 million through October 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$86.11 M
2Sweden$44.42 M
3Austria$43.77 M
4Norway$22.42 M
5France$20.32 M
6Japan$18.09 M
7Germany$14.43 M
8Italy$11.2 M
9Canada$7.03 M
10Israel$6.77 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $303.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $64,802,628
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $42,234,206
3Port of Houston $26,891,937
4Port of Los Angeles $22,746,550
5Port of Chester, Penn. $19,749,211
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $14,719,272
7Port of Long Beach $14,529,152
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $13,671,714
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $9,040,995
10Port of Charleston $8,764,486

U.S. imports of Misc. natural polymers increased 9.59 percent through October to $303.11 million

U.S. imports of Misc. natural polymers increased 9.59 percent from $276.58 million to $303.11 million 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 554 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 560 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 October 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $86,113,822
2Sweden $44,424,559
3Austria $43,773,253
4Norway $22,417,063
5France $20,323,603
6Japan $18,092,990
7Germany $14,425,958
8Italy $11,202,191
9Canada $7,030,844
10Israel $6,768,701

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $14,743,356
2Chicago $6,023,824
3Philadelphia $4,671,555
4Los Angeles $3,411,625
5Houston $3,158,721
6Atlanta/Savannah $2,828,777
7Baltimore $2,381,384
8St. Louis $1,805,076
9Wilmington $1,228,383
10New Orleans $1,185,546

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 Newark rose 44.55 percent compared to last year to $64.8 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 31.41 percent compared to last year to $42.23 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 18.03 percent compared to last year to $26.89 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.14 percent compared to last year to $22.75 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. fell 1.14 percent compared to last year to $19.75 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 $1.58 million, 1.87 percent, (28.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Sweden decreased $7.71 million, 14.79 percent, (14.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Austria increased $11.63 million, 36.16 percent, (14.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Norway increased $604,387, 2.77 percent, (7.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France increased $3.28 million, 19.24 percent, (6.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.61 percent of all these Misc. natural polymers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $217.05 million of the $303.11 million total.

All totaled, 58.2 percent of all these Misc. natural polymers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $176.42 million of the $303.11 million total