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

Imports: Polymers of vinyl chloride

Polymers of vinyl chloride, the No. 317 import by value totaled $100.78 million for the month of October, $934.59 million through October of 2018, and $1.01 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$205.07 M
2Japan$154.64 M
3Italy$126.63 M
4Germany$119.22 M
5China$65.47 M
6France$55.02 M
7The Netherlands$50.11 M
8Mexico$29.78 M
9India$28.18 M
10Russia$22.42 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $934.59 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $246,412,402
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $160,479,491
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $120,742,377
4Port of Los Angeles $46,667,368
5Port of Charleston $44,202,295
6Port of Houston $36,336,168
7Port of Long Beach $32,163,056
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $28,139,870
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $23,881,882
10Port of Chester, Penn. $19,286,717

U.S. imports of Polymers of vinyl chloride increased 10.45 percent through October to $934.59 million

U.S. imports of Polymers of vinyl chloride increased 10.45 percent from $846.17 million to $934.59 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 317 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 319 for the last full year with a total value of $1.01 billion, a $62.6 million, 6.63 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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 Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Charleston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $205,067,923
2Japan $154,637,466
3Italy $126,628,267
4Germany $119,223,930
5China $65,466,654
6France $55,018,693
7The Netherlands $50,110,242
8Mexico $29,782,377
9India $28,181,007
10Russia $22,420,867

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $73,041,450
2Buffalo $35,647,444
3Detroit $8,472,817
4Philadelphia $7,573,156
5Mobile $6,344,950
6Houston $6,171,067
7Atlanta/Savannah $5,197,267
8Charleston $5,088,882
9Los Angeles $4,872,633
10Laredo $4,015,829

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 25.29 percent compared to last year to $246.41 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 12.74 percent compared to last year to $160.48 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 33.86 percent compared to last year to $120.74 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 6.33 percent compared to last year to $46.67 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 8.17 percent compared to last year to $44.2 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 $12.25 million, 6.36 percent, (21.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $4.18 million, 2.78 percent, (16.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy increased $28.28 million, 28.75 percent, (13.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $6.42 million, 5.7 percent, (12.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $8.88 million, 15.69 percent, (7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.8 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $671.02 million of the $934.59 million total.

All totaled, 66.18 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $618.5 million of the $934.59 million total