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

Imports: Synethic, organic coloring matter

Synethic, organic coloring matter, the No. 347 import by value totaled $87.74 million for the month of December, $977.1 million through December of 2018, and $869.52 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$271.63 M
2India$226.4 M
3Germany$138.9 M
4Switzerland$53.37 M
5Mexico$48.17 M
6Japan$45.83 M
7South Korea$37.79 M
8Canada$33.02 M
9Indonesia$20.62 M
10France$18.09 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $977.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $244,342,853
2Port of Charleston $164,809,884
3Port of Virginia $99,297,471
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $80,957,905
5Port of Los Angeles $70,514,586
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $53,427,553
7Port Laredo $47,988,909
8Port of Long Beach $28,343,084
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $17,832,005
10Port of Chester, Penn. $16,829,453

U.S. imports of Synethic, organic coloring matter increased 12.37 percent through December to $977.1 million

U.S. imports of Synethic, organic coloring matter increased 12.37 percent from $869.52 million to $977.1 million in 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 347 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 352 for the last full year with a total value of $869.52 million, a $2.29 million, 0.26 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $271,626,144
2India $226,400,886
3Germany $138,896,861
4Switzerland $53,365,919
5Mexico $48,171,102
6Japan $45,830,564
7South Korea $37,790,821
8Canada $33,021,459
9Indonesia $20,616,884
10France $18,093,048

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $49,360,036
2Chicago $42,853,083
3Charleston $39,360,459
4Cleveland $24,891,287
5Atlanta/Savannah $13,404,451
6Laredo $12,123,238
7Los Angeles $10,310,482
8St. Louis $7,272,937
9Wilmington $5,991,438
10Detroit $5,340,108

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 13.06 percent compared to last year to $244.34 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 14.85 percent compared to last year to $164.81 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 0.51 percent compared to last year to $99.3 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 79.69 percent compared to last year to $80.96 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 8.56 percent compared to last year to $70.51 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 $62.78 million, 30.06 percent, (27.8 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India increased $32.36 million, 16.68 percent, (23.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $348,681, 0.25 percent, (14.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland decreased $556,051, 1.03 percent, (5.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $4.99 million, 11.55 percent, (4.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.58 percent of all these Synethic, organic coloring matter imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $738.46 million of the $977.1 million total.

All totaled, 67.54 percent of all these Synethic, organic coloring matter imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $659.92 million of the $977.1 million total