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

Imports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 241 import by value totaled $128.01 million for the month of October, $1.32 billion through October of 2018, and $1.48 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
1Japan$192.52 M
2South Korea$192.09 M
3Germany$164.96 M
4Mexico$135.56 M
5Russia$127.97 M
6France$97.05 M
7Canada$69.79 M
8Taiwan$64.73 M
9China$43.56 M
10Spain$39.34 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.32 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $184,305,982
2Port of Charleston $151,212,309
3Port of Los Angeles $144,556,759
4Brownsville International Bridges $131,321,489
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $130,148,220
6Port of Houston $124,192,349
7Port of Long Beach $106,408,291
8Port of Virginia $85,151,423
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $66,318,195
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $25,113,131

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 2.71 percent through October to $1.32 billion

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 2.71 percent from $1.28 billion to $1.32 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 241 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 225 for the last full year with a total value of $1.48 billion, a $165.56 million, 12.61 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $192,519,939
2South Korea $192,092,587
3Germany $164,955,794
4Mexico $135,561,452
5Russia $127,974,694
6France $97,054,753
7Canada $69,790,241
8Taiwan $64,729,271
9China $43,556,406
10Spain $39,335,104

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $35,868,496
2Houston $25,921,867
3Charleston $24,205,563
4Laredo $23,766,810
5Los Angeles $18,497,248
6Atlanta/Savannah $17,766,822
7Cleveland $16,279,567
8Detroit $15,632,362
9Norfolk $10,140,900
10St. Louis $8,735,623

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 Newark fell 2.45 percent compared to last year to $184.31 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 4.4 percent compared to last year to $151.21 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.91 percent compared to last year to $144.56 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 15.16 percent compared to last year to $131.32 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 48.11 percent compared to last year to $130.15 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 Japan increased $23.28 million, 13.75 percent, (14.59 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $2.51 million, 1.32 percent, (14.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $3.61 million, 2.14 percent, (12.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $17.99 million, 15.3 percent, (10.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Russia decreased $2.12 million, 1.63 percent, (9.7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.64 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $813.1 million of the $1.32 billion total.

All totaled, 56.21 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $741.54 million of the $1.32 billion total