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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Polymers of vinyl chloride

Polymers of vinyl chloride, the No. 311 import by value totaled $85.74 million for the month of August, $750.99 million through August of 2019, and $1.11 billion for all of 2018, 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$174.26 M
2Japan$129.13 M
3Germany$111.72 M
4Italy$74.57 M
5The Netherlands$46.83 M
6France$43.57 M
7China$36.31 M
8India$33.74 M
9Mexico$24.47 M
10Colombia$17.93 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $750.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $214,620,528
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $140,524,427
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $69,767,584
4Port of Houston $33,551,607
5Port of Los Angeles $27,174,930
6Port of Charleston $26,103,119
7Port of Chester, Penn. $24,217,823
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,464,374
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $20,372,804
10Port of Philadelphia $18,153,522

U.S. imports of Polymers of vinyl chloride increased 0.01 percent through August to $750.99 million

U.S. imports of Polymers of vinyl chloride increased 0.01 percent from $750.92 million to $750.99 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 311 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 315 for the last full year with a total value of $1.11 billion, a $107.56 million, 10.68 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $174,257,852
2Japan $129,131,416
3Germany $111,722,316
4Italy $74,565,823
5The Netherlands $46,829,519
6France $43,574,868
7China $36,309,960
8India $33,738,088
9Mexico $24,471,214
10Colombia $17,930,549

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $149,519,719
2Buffalo $68,502,395
3Detroit $16,348,181
4Philadelphia $13,972,915
5Charleston $13,342,264
6Los Angeles $12,712,804
7Houston $12,114,692
8Atlanta/Savannah $9,981,558
9Cleveland $9,452,965
10Laredo $7,905,844

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 10.42 percent compared to last year to $214.62 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 8.52 percent compared to last year to $140.52 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 28.52 percent compared to last year to $69.77 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 24.36 percent compared to last year to $33.55 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 26.34 percent compared to last year to $27.17 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 $8.34 million, 5.03 percent, (23.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $6.59 million, 5.37 percent, (17.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $15.43 million, 16.03 percent, (14.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy decreased $26.42 million, 26.16 percent, (9.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $2.99 million, 6.81 percent, (6.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.44 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $536.51 million of the $750.99 million total.

All totaled, 64.67 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $485.64 million of the $750.99 million total