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

Exports: Acyclic hydrocarbons

Acyclic hydrocarbons, the No. 98 export by value totaled $289.86 million for the month of October, $2.87 billion through October of 2018, and $2.43 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$465.49 M
2Mexico$464.72 M
3India$371.31 M
4Colombia$234.34 M
5United Kingdom$226.01 M
6Belgium$130.13 M
7Japan$116.5 M
8China$105.04 M
9Brazil$102.4 M
10Norway$98.85 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.87 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $2,048,039,776
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $222,631,377
3Port of Philadelphia $151,758,833
4Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $93,442,502
5Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $71,308,019
6International Falls, Minn. $57,739,037
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $38,051,014
8Port of New Orleans $36,538,964
9Pharr International Bridge in Texas $14,489,325
10Port Laredo $13,769,663

U.S. exports of Acyclic hydrocarbons increased 42.14 percent through October to $2.87 billion

U.S. exports of Acyclic hydrocarbons increased 42.14 percent from $2.02 billion to $2.87 billion through the first 10 months of 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 98 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 124 for the last full year with a total value of $2.43 billion, a $551.48 million, 29.36 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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..

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 International Falls, Minn..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $465,490,617
2Mexico $464,715,819
3India $371,309,964
4Colombia $234,335,435
5United Kingdom $226,009,496
6Belgium $130,131,706
7Japan $116,499,035
8China $105,039,538
9Brazil $102,402,545
10Norway $98,853,846

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $309,975,722
2Detroit $54,772,915
3Philadelphia $32,289,347
4Pembina, N.D. $30,535,954
5Duluth, Minn. $13,872,083
6Laredo $10,915,329
7New Orleans $8,963,340
8New York City $2,359,579
9Cleveland $2,321,267
10Atlanta/Savannah $1,732,007

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 68.61 percent compared to last year to $2.05 billion.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 1.98 percent compared to last year to $222.63 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 10.04 percent compared to last year to $151.76 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 37.45 percent compared to last year to $93.44 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 47.5 percent compared to last year to $71.31 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 Canada increased $40.24 million, 9.46 percent, (16.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $171.92 million, 58.72 percent, (16.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $155.58 million, 72.12 percent, (12.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Colombia increased $51.2 million, 27.96 percent, (8.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $70.65 million, 45.48 percent, (7.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.43 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.76 billion of the $2.87 billion total.

All totaled, 90.21 percent of all these Acyclic hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.59 billion of the $2.87 billion total