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

Imports: Silicones

Silicones, the No. 423 import by value totaled $59.08 million for the month of October, $582.56 million through October of 2018, and $524.59 million 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
1China$160.92 M
2Germany$158.48 M
3Japan$116.14 M
4Canada$51.45 M
5France$24.25 M
6Thailand$21.16 M
7South Korea$11.06 M
8United Kingdom$11 M
9Belgium$5.33 M
10Spain$5.1 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $582.56 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $80,427,612
2Port of Newark $73,854,467
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $72,226,681
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $68,295,571
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $55,324,614
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $33,491,764
7Port of Charleston $26,312,302
8Port of Long Beach $25,901,413
9Port of Virginia $23,831,490
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $16,717,747

U.S. imports of Silicones increased 34.11 percent through October to $582.56 million

U.S. imports of Silicones increased 34.11 percent from $434.39 million to $582.56 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 423 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 464 for the last full year with a total value of $524.59 million, a $90.75 million, 20.92 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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.

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 Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $160,924,812
2Germany $158,484,592
3Japan $116,141,991
4Canada $51,449,985
5France $24,252,377
6Thailand $21,163,187
7South Korea $11,062,657
8United Kingdom $11,004,051
9Belgium $5,332,257
10Spain $5,101,049

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $18,281,139
2Atlanta/Savannah $15,734,298
3Cleveland $15,535,439
4New York City $11,108,826
5Chicago $9,130,724
6Los Angeles $5,921,834
7Buffalo $5,616,070
8Charleston $3,830,137
9Wilmington $2,886,379
10New Orleans $2,265,611

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 Los Angeles rose 36.45 percent compared to last year to $80.43 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 32.62 percent compared to last year to $73.85 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 28.97 percent compared to last year to $72.23 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 22.15 percent compared to last year to $68.3 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 135.06 percent compared to last year to $55.32 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 China increased $111.17 million, 223.45 percent, (27.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $15 million, 10.45 percent, (27.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $1.52 million, 1.33 percent, (19.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $10.26 million, 24.92 percent, (8.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France increased $2.26 million, 10.26 percent, (4.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.76 percent of all these Silicones imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $511.25 million of the $582.56 million total.

All totaled, 60.1 percent of all these Silicones imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $350.13 million of the $582.56 million total