Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Artificial and prepared waxes

Artificial and prepared waxes, the No. 374 export by value totaled $35.28 million for the month of May, $183.57 million through May of 2020, and $438.46 million for all of 2019, 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
1China$29.87 M
2Mexico$18.57 M
3Belgium$15.39 M
4Canada$15.04 M
5Germany$11.96 M
6Japan$9.41 M
7South Korea$8.38 M
8The Netherlands$6.9 M
9France$6.78 M
10India$6.59 M
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U.S. exports of Artificial and prepared waxes decreased 3.87 percent through May to $183.57 million

U.S. exports of Artificial and prepared waxes decreased 3.87 percent from $190.96 million to $183.57 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 374 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 390 for the last full year with a total value of $438.46 million, a $95.03 million, 17.81 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 12.73 percent compared to last year to $40.24 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 29.68 percent compared to last year to $23.77 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 49.45 percent compared to last year to $21.19 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 41.69 percent compared to last year to $15.77 million.
  • Port of New York rose 2.38 percent compared to last year to $15.29 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 from No. 1 China decreased $21.88 million, 23.75 percent, (38.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $21.97 million, 29.17 percent, (29.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Canada decreased $6.07 million, 12.45 percent, (23.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Germany decreased $8.49 million, 25.25 percent, (13.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Japan decreased $6.04 million, 20.09 percent, (13.09 percent market share).

All totaled, 49.14 percent of all these Artificial and prepared waxes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $215.44 million of the $438.46 million total.

All totaled, 63.34 percent of all these Artificial and prepared waxes exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $116.27 million of the $183.57 million total