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

Imports: Synthetic rubber, including butadiene

Synthetic rubber, including butadiene, the No. 229 import by value totaled $128.37 million for the month of July, $954.16 million through July 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$154.22 M
2South Korea$127.4 M
3Germany$126.43 M
4Russia$90.92 M
5Mexico$82.85 M
6France$79.4 M
7Taiwan$57.9 M
8Canada$51.29 M
9Spain$24.82 M
10Czech Republic$22.67 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $954.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $143,350,033
2Port of Los Angeles $124,021,662
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $115,481,109
4Port of Charleston $106,182,260
5Port of Houston $104,789,964
6Brownsville International Bridges $79,117,586
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $48,806,211
8Port of Virginia $45,178,693
9Port of Long Beach $38,207,892
10Port of New York $16,356,355

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 2.93 percent through July to $954.16 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic rubber, including butadiene increased 2.93 percent from $927.01 million to $954.16 million through the first seven 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 229 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 235 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 July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 South Korea, 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 Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Houston.

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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $154,224,981
2South Korea $127,403,346
3Germany $126,426,236
4Russia $90,918,701
5Mexico $82,852,702
6France $79,403,261
7Taiwan $57,900,642
8Canada $51,291,004
9Spain $24,824,789
10Czech Republic $22,674,430

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 6.53 percent compared to last year to $143.35 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 33.44 percent compared to last year to $124.02 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 34.91 percent compared to last year to $115.48 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 5.4 percent compared to last year to $106.18 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 17.81 percent compared to last year to $104.79 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 $19.82 million, 14.75 percent, (16.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $680,903, 0.53 percent, (13.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $12.17 million, 10.65 percent, (13.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia decreased $1.56 million, 1.68 percent, (9.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $9.66 million, 10.44 percent, (8.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.98 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $581.83 million of the $954.16 million total.

All totaled, 62.24 percent of all these Synthetic rubber, including butadiene imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $593.83 million of the $954.16 million total