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

Exports: Acyclic hydrocarbons

Acyclic hydrocarbons, the No. 80 export by value totaled $467.72 million for the month of August, $2.72 billion through August of 2019, and $3.37 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1India$532.26 M
2Mexico$327.47 M
3Canada$288.87 M
4Belgium$222.87 M
5United Kingdom$179.28 M
6Colombia$171.97 M
7South Korea$127.3 M
8Japan$104.65 M
9Morocco$102.29 M
10Norway$100.49 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.72 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,803,907,862
2Port of Philadelphia $165,343,587
3Port of Chester, Penn. $104,557,131
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $102,783,752
5Port of Freeport, Texas $96,301,495
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $70,123,411
7Port of Beaumont, Texas $68,990,862
8Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $53,669,810
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $53,010,305
10International Falls, Minn. $41,977,762

U.S. exports of Acyclic hydrocarbons increased 21.52 percent through August to $2.72 billion

U.S. exports of Acyclic hydrocarbons increased 21.52 percent from $2.24 billion to $2.72 billion through the first eight 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 80 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 99 for the last full year with a total value of $3.37 billion, a $941.64 million, 38.75 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port of Chester, Penn., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 India, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $532,260,313
2Mexico $327,472,485
3Canada $288,872,228
4Belgium $222,873,409
5United Kingdom $179,281,428
6Colombia $171,971,078
7South Korea $127,300,260
8Japan $104,648,234
9Morocco $102,289,232
10Norway $100,490,306

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $647,945,707
2Detroit $86,627,351
3Philadelphia $75,932,589
4Pembina, N.D. $72,049,849
5New Orleans $21,595,848
6Duluth, Minn. $21,356,724
7Laredo $20,479,664
8New York City $7,834,029
9Charleston $4,589,526
10Atlanta/Savannah $3,574,447

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 12.98 percent compared to last year to $1.8 billion.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 59.85 percent compared to last year to $165.34 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 27820 percent compared to last year to $104.56 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 44.12 percent compared to last year to $102.78 million.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 817.16 percent compared to last year to $96.3 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. exports to No. 1 India increased $276.08 million, 107.77 percent, (19.56 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $24.63 million, 7 percent, (12.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $96.7 million, 25.08 percent, (10.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $111.87 million, 100.78 percent, (8.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $12.17 million, 7.29 percent, (6.59 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.98 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.55 billion of the $2.72 billion total.

All totaled, 83.52 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $2.27 billion of the $2.72 billion total