TOP US CHEMICAL IMPORTS

TOP US CHEMICAL IMPORTS

For December 87/86 and Fourth Quarter 87/86

(In metric tons - via ocean)4th Quarter 4th Quarter

Rank Commodity Dec 87 Dec 86 1987 1986

1. Napthas 364,905 408,084 1,452,078 1,220,933

2. Potassic Fertilizers (NPK) 303,212 214,733 493,478 347,927

3. Sodium Chloride: Bulk 292,170 291,279 647,163 1,042,431 4. Urea Fertilizer 195,597 84,081 361,658 267,015

5. Sodium Chloride; Not Bulk 168,104 11,354 519,537 49,591

6. Aluminum Oxide 167,410 34,534 457,132 88,608

7. Methyl Alcohol 154,476 13,283 344,135 173,856

8. Anhydrous Ammonia 141,607 84,666 420,247 243,841

9. Hydrocarbons 121,603 50,709 150,749 190,661

10. Potassium Chloride, Muriate of Potash89,593 83,237 220,781 150,982

11. Sulfur 88,910 90,877 232,229 194,218

12. Dry Form, Natural Rubber 78,012 64,298 199,731 180,884

13. Lubricating Grease 60,050 50 60,278 101

14. Barium Sulfate Pigment; Crude 59,216 360 278,120 43,597

15. Xylene 49,512 13,142 77,425 47,709

16. Sodium Hydroxide 43,001 62,122 109,461 171,193

17. Kerosene 42,834 103,598 220,101 165,206

18. Butadiene 39,552 30,403 170,783 74,135

19. Ethyl Alcohol 38,872 27,176 79,613 107,246

20. Benzene 36,662 81,923 200,310 141,956

21. Calcium Compounds 33,144 202 34,146 6,159

22. Lubricating Oils 24,142 2,355 104,630 93,058

23. Calcium Nitrogen Fertilizer 23,656 4,598 23,656 23,037

24. Toluene 21,233 26,274 56,623 73,340

25. Para Xylene 15,452 23,231 94,029 65,678

26. Ferrous Sulfate (Copperas) 15,134 9,888 38,206 24,169

27. Aluminum Compounds 13,087 12,141 26,196 37,617

28. Sulfuric Acid 12,922 46,322 39,812 134,609

29. Titanium Dioxide 11,880 10,697 33,662 30,379

30. Magnesium Oxide (Calcined Magnesia) 11,141 14,950 32,897 24,402

31. Fertilizers 10,959 4,864 11,746 48,758

32. Carbon Tetrachloride 10,652 4,414 21,331 17,234

33. Titanium Compounds 9,922 61 29,879 10,306

34. Calcium Chloride; Crude 9,823 6,879 19,251 22,360

35. Propylene 9,580 0 43,210 0

36. Misc Resins & Additives 8,224 7,496 22,522 20,814

37. Sodium Nitrate Fertilizer 8,013 3,321 19,239 6,391

38. Latex, Natural Rubber 7,170 7,903 24,664 20,122

39. Herbicide 7,149 1,855 15,324 9,782

40. Perchloroethylene 6,834 3,543 13,278 11,980

41. Odoeriferous Substances 6,586 3,002 8,685 12,236

42. Nitriles 5,986 5,635 18,089 14,445

43. Potassium Sulfate 5,803 7,041 15,667 7,098

44. Synthetic Rubbers 5,671 5,518 16,533 15,798

45. Isopropyl Alcohol 5,643 4,039 17,266 10,481

46. Cumene 5,300 22,922 5,348 22,964

47. Butylene 5,300 0 0 5,300

48. Creosote Oil 5,227 4,891 10,999 21,927

49. Peat Moss, Kelp Fertilizer 5,180 2,172 9,924 10,974

50. Cyclohexane, Cyclic Hydrocarbons 5,066 937 25,156 6,444

51. Acetone 4,936 4,500 25,836 18,073

52. Cresylic Acid 4,889 2,714 7,336 8,393

53. Styrene 4,701 4,400 6,167 10,506

54. 2 Ethyl 1 Hexanol 4,609 3,455 11,423 7,973

55. Caprolactam Monomers 4,565 1,506 8,800 3,014

56. Acetic Acid 4,454 4,260 4,509 9,503

57. Aluminum Hydroxide 3,705 438 4,595 18,851

58. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) 3,623 3,144 9,483 8,780

59. Potassium Nitrate, Saltpeter; Crude 3,524 3,250 4,666 7,670

60. Petroleum Additives 3,403 5,400 14,756 83,811

61. Natural Rubber With Additives 3,380 1,535 11,488 8,315

62. Acrylic & Methacrylic Resins 2,999 2,691 8,209 8,237

63. Ethylene Glycol 2,997 76 6,826 644

64. Methyl Ethyl Ketone 2,995 2,169 5,123 6,198

65. Phosphoric Acid 2,812 1,144 5,033 5,539

66. Polyvinyl Alcohol Resins 2,810 1,953 7,481 4,930

67. Polyethylene Resin; High Density 2,742 1,675 7,579 4,383

68. Glycerine; Crude 2,734 2,345 4,747 6,550

69. Potassium Hydroxide 2,675 3,720 6,065 10,751

70. Polyvinyl Chloride Resins (PVC) 2,609 1,860 6,891 7,161

71. N Propyl Alcohol 2,507 5 2,529 5

72. Aldehydes 2,265 1,668 5,350 4,483

73. Sodium Phosphate 2,211 3,291 5,929 7,238

74. Dyes, Colors, Stain 2,189 6,615 6,391 10,102

75. Chlorinated Hydrocarbon 1,654 2,173 3,757 4,638

76. Citric Acid 1,650 1,021 3,884 3,927

77. Uranium Fluoride 1,574 1,063 2,026 1,945

78. Styrene Butadiene Rubber 1,548 1,310 3,915 5,048

79. Detergent; Synthetic 1,536 2,534 2,603 6,996

80. Magnesium Compounds 1,536 96 1,698 256

81. ABS Resins 1,492 1,871 4,140 5,595

82. Chloroacetic Acid 1,478 873 4,297 3,318

83. Phenols; Substituted 1,477 723 3,662 1,889

84. Polyisoprene (Rubber) 1,451 3,099 6,370 4,837

85. Sulfamic Acid 1,431 967 3,904 2,293

86. Calcium Carbonate Pigment; Precip 1,421 910 2,945 3,828

87. Lysine 1,417 126 2,368 1,022

88. Other 1,416 1,404 3,570 3,235

89. Surface Active Agents 1,406 735 2,924 2,959

90. Polybutadiene Rubber 1,387 1,369 4,920 5,276

91. Pesticide 1,374 911 3,603 1,736

92. Methionine 1,368 675 3,816 2,407

93. Polyethylene Resin; Low & Med Density1,329 1,960 2,871 5,833

94. Insecticide 1,320 3,268 4,483 6,965

95. Methylene Chloride, Dichlorometh 1,306 2,237 2,881 2,919

96. Paints, Enamels; No Titatium Pigment 1,279 1,565 4,329 4,095

97. Inorganic Compounds; 1,245 1,090 3,111 2,575

98. Arsenic Trioxide (Arsenious Acid) 1,242 1,782 4,596 5,494

99. Polypropylene Resins 1,218 3,036 14,413 8,843

100. Cosmetics, Toilet Preparations 1,217 1,253 3,731 3,493

Total 2,978,279 2,099,332 7,824,305 6,066,641

Note:

Data corresponds to TSUSA code 4.

Fuels excluded.

All tonnages are expressed in 1 metric ton=2,204.6 pounds.