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

Imports: Rubber

Rubber, the No. 238 import by value totaled $143.75 million for the month of October, $1.33 billion through October of 2018, and $1.77 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
1Indonesia$812.86 M
2Thailand$263.9 M
3Cote D'Ivoire$75.6 M
4Liberia$50.43 M
5Vietnam$38.64 M
6Malaysia$30.7 M
7Guatemala$14.94 M
8Ghana$14.45 M
9Cameroon$12.42 M
10Sri Lanka$6.68 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.33 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $396,661,172
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $281,783,311
3Port of Charleston $229,919,164
4Port of Virginia $199,354,481
5Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. $154,925,891
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $20,939,093
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $14,100,998
8Port of Houston $11,840,623
9Port of Newark $6,382,218
10Port of Los Angeles $4,415,848

U.S. imports of Rubber decreased 11.36 percent through October to $1.33 billion

U.S. imports of Rubber decreased 11.36 percent from $1.5 billion to $1.33 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 238 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 205 for the last full year with a total value of $1.77 billion, a $460.29 million, 35.19 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Cote D’Ivoire, No. 4 Liberia and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Cote D’Ivoire, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Liberia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $812,863,552
2Thailand $263,895,230
3Cote D’Ivoire $75,600,758
4Liberia $50,430,463
5Vietnam $38,636,552
6Malaysia $30,702,388
7Guatemala $14,941,378
8Ghana $14,454,268
9Cameroon $12,415,635
10Sri Lanka $6,676,517

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $74,159,551
2Charleston $53,135,707
3Atlanta/Savannah $38,637,051
4Wilmington $37,607,641
5Norfolk $32,008,659
6St. Louis $5,145,666
7Baltimore $3,913,583
8Buffalo $3,733,444
9Houston $1,231,451
10Los Angeles $1,200,834

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 New Orleans fell 7.91 percent compared to last year to $396.66 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 13.36 percent compared to last year to $281.78 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 17.54 percent compared to last year to $229.92 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 19.13 percent compared to last year to $199.35 million.
  • Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. rose 13.36 percent compared to last year to $154.93 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 Indonesia decreased $130.29 million, 13.81 percent, (61.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Thailand decreased $32.42 million, 10.94 percent, (19.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Cote D’Ivoire increased $3.65 million, 5.07 percent, (5.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Liberia increased $3.26 million, 6.92 percent, (3.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam decreased $10.65 million, 21.6 percent, (2.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.27 percent of all these Rubber imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.24 billion of the $1.33 billion total.

All totaled, 94.86 percent of all these Rubber imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.26 billion of the $1.33 billion total