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

Imports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 222 import by value totaled $155.73 million for the month of March, $417.15 million through March of 2019, and $1.53 billion 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
1Japan$69.42 M
2Germany$57.26 M
3South Korea$54.29 M
4France$44.37 M
5Russia$38.67 M
6Mexico$35.84 M
7Canada$22.88 M
8Taiwan$18.42 M
9Belgium$11.42 M
10Spain$10.5 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $417.15 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $69,764,043
2Port of Los Angeles $52,770,821
3Port of Houston $51,277,192
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $46,873,942
5Port of Charleston $44,729,029
6Brownsville International Bridges $34,736,078
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $22,813,272
8Port of Virginia $20,888,300
9Port of Long Beach $12,642,807
10Port of New York $7,724,861

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 14.81 percent through March to $417.15 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 14.81 percent from $363.35 million to $417.15 million through the first three 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 222 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 244 for the last full year with a total value of $1.53 billion, a $54.35 million, 3.68 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 France and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $69,421,016
2Germany $57,261,807
3South Korea $54,290,005
4France $44,373,999
5Russia $38,667,086
6Mexico $35,839,432
7Canada $22,880,384
8Taiwan $18,415,279
9Belgium $11,415,456
10Spain $10,498,819

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $61,261,523
2Houston $47,275,673
3Charleston $46,054,790
4Laredo $44,603,977
5Atlanta/Savannah $37,525,048
6Los Angeles $36,611,616
7Detroit $32,879,982
8Cleveland $32,702,385
9Norfolk $20,815,031
10St. Louis $15,832,521

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 26.09 percent compared to last year to $69.76 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 45.31 percent compared to last year to $52.77 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 47.21 percent compared to last year to $51.28 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 49.96 percent compared to last year to $46.87 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 9.24 percent compared to last year to $44.73 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 $15.86 million, 29.6 percent, (16.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $15.25 million, 36.31 percent, (13.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $9.73 million, 21.83 percent, (13.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France increased $14.14 million, 46.79 percent, (10.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Russia increased $139,495, 0.36 percent, (9.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.29 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $264.01 million of the $417.15 million total.

All totaled, 63.63 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $265.42 million of the $417.15 million total