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

Imports: Silicones

Silicones, the No. 438 import by value totaled $49.62 million for the month of February, $104.43 million through February 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$34.68 M
2Japan$22.17 M
3China$15.41 M
4Canada$11.82 M
5Thailand$5.87 M
6France$3.57 M
7South Korea$2.27 M
8Belgium$1.78 M
9United Kingdom$1.69 M
10Spain$1.19 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $104.43 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $13,803,777
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,239,975
3Port of Newark $13,108,694
4Port of Los Angeles $12,453,218
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $9,009,494
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $7,617,297
7Port of Charleston $5,678,534
8Port of Virginia $4,957,273
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,537,663
10Port of Long Beach $2,180,251

U.S. imports of Silicones increased 5.75 percent through February to $104.43 million

U.S. imports of Silicones increased 5.75 percent from $98.74 million to $104.43 million through the first two 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 438 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 446 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 February 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, 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 Germany, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 China, 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $34,677,265
2Japan $22,167,528
3China $15,413,782
4Canada $11,820,123
5Thailand $5,869,232
6France $3,565,760
7South Korea $2,270,214
8Belgium $1,782,884
9United Kingdom $1,688,384
10Spain $1,191,118

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 0.78 percent compared to last year to $13.8 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 4.57 percent compared to last year to $13.24 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 17.19 percent compared to last year to $13.11 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.93 percent compared to last year to $12.45 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 27.3 percent compared to last year to $9.01 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 $4.73 million, 15.78 percent, (33.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $540,436, 2.5 percent, (21.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $2.81 million, 15.42 percent, (14.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.36 million, 24.94 percent, (11.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand increased $1.1 million, 22.99 percent, (5.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.14 percent of all these Silicones imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $89.95 million of the $104.43 million total.

All totaled, 59 percent of all these Silicones imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $61.62 million of the $104.43 million total