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

Imports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 245 import by value totaled $100.91 million for the month of December, $1.53 billion through December 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$231.05 M
2South Korea$222.78 M
3Germany$190.85 M
4Mexico$157.08 M
5Russia$144.33 M
6France$113.15 M
7Canada$82.37 M
8Taiwan$76.48 M
9China$48.64 M
10Spain$41.97 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.53 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $209,746,621
2Port of Los Angeles $181,813,879
3Port of Charleston $173,453,021
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $154,538,717
5Brownsville International Bridges $151,444,681
6Port of Houston $140,491,070
7Port of Long Beach $111,487,294
8Port of Virginia $101,461,646
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $81,105,647
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $27,749,672

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 3.68 percent through December to $1.53 billion

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 3.68 percent from $1.48 billion to $1.53 billion 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 245 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 230 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 December 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 Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $231,051,579
2South Korea $222,783,550
3Germany $190,846,604
4Mexico $157,078,557
5Russia $144,331,303
6France $113,152,963
7Canada $82,370,336
8Taiwan $76,477,835
9China $48,639,790
10Spain $41,968,724

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $51,986,123
2Charleston $34,740,049
3Houston $34,591,870
4Laredo $31,963,049
5Atlanta/Savannah $27,129,227
6Los Angeles $27,005,280
7Detroit $24,046,989
8Cleveland $22,301,001
9Norfolk $15,610,633
10St. Louis $10,605,358

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 fell 2.59 percent compared to last year to $209.75 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 3.9 percent compared to last year to $181.81 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 8.22 percent compared to last year to $173.45 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 51.15 percent compared to last year to $154.54 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 16.79 percent compared to last year to $151.44 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 $31.18 million, 15.6 percent, (15.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $12.27 million, 5.83 percent, (14.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $1.41 million, 0.73 percent, (12.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $22.98 million, 17.13 percent, (10.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Russia decreased $7.16 million, 4.72 percent, (9.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.71 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $946.09 million of the $1.53 billion total.

All totaled, 56.81 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $871 million of the $1.53 billion total