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

Imports: Silicones

Silicones, the No. 443 import by value totaled $50.77 million for the month of August, $410.68 million through August of 2019, and $680.49 million 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
1Germany$144 M
2Japan$95.09 M
3China$50.37 M
4Canada$42.89 M
5Thailand$20.81 M
6France$17.14 M
7United Kingdom$7.14 M
8South Korea$6.8 M
9Belgium$6.14 M
10Spain$5.18 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $410.68 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $58,352,735
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $56,390,457
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $52,223,948
4Port of Los Angeles $51,129,428
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $32,088,996
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $28,208,948
7Port of Virginia $19,689,413
8Port of Charleston $13,753,342
9Port of Long Beach $11,088,531
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $10,306,565

U.S. imports of Silicones decreased 10.71 percent through August to $410.68 million

U.S. imports of Silicones decreased 10.71 percent from $459.96 million to $410.68 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 443 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 424 for the last full year with a total value of $680.49 million, a $155.9 million, 29.72 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $143,996,888
2Japan $95,086,577
3China $50,369,201
4Canada $42,885,361
5Thailand $20,810,704
6France $17,143,476
7United Kingdom $7,140,250
8South Korea $6,799,383
9Belgium $6,141,698
10Spain $5,177,586

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $36,255,037
2Cleveland $29,306,225
3Atlanta/Savannah $28,993,245
4New York City $21,611,691
5Chicago $19,626,627
6Buffalo $12,083,306
7Charleston $12,074,230
8Los Angeles $9,688,435
9Wilmington $6,914,330
10New Orleans $3,507,871

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 1.59 percent compared to last year to $58.35 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 2.72 percent compared to last year to $56.39 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 5.79 percent compared to last year to $52.22 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 22.53 percent compared to last year to $51.13 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 21.67 percent compared to last year to $32.09 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 Germany increased $19.39 million, 15.56 percent, (35.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $4.96 million, 5.5 percent, (23.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $81.5 million, 61.8 percent, (12.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $3.2 million, 8.05 percent, (10.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $4.42 million, 26.97 percent, (5.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.99 percent of all these Silicones imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $353.15 million of the $410.68 million total.

All totaled, 60.92 percent of all these Silicones imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $250.19 million of the $410.68 million total