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

Exports: Chemical compounds

Chemical compounds, the No. 89 export by value totaled $269.56 million for the month of February, $572.72 million through February of 2019, and $3.69 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
1Mexico$243.98 M
2Canada$159.55 M
3Belgium$35.93 M
4China$17.99 M
5Singapore$15.09 M
6Vietnam$12.98 M
7Japan$10.33 M
8Brazil$9.67 M
9The Netherlands$7.26 M
10India$6.25 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $572.72 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $149,159,957
2Port of Houston $86,252,538
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $67,572,794
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $63,188,031
5Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $26,690,341
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $20,532,654
7Port of Los Angeles $14,886,253
8Port of New York $14,548,132
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $14,536,583
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,221,473

U.S. exports of Chemical compounds decreased 2.74 percent through February to $572.72 million

U.S. exports of Chemical compounds decreased 2.74 percent from $588.85 million to $572.72 million through the first two 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 89 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 88 for the last full year with a total value of $3.69 billion, a $217.59 million, 6.27 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $243,982,380
2Canada $159,548,002
3Belgium $35,932,264
4China $17,988,112
5Singapore $15,094,487
6Vietnam $12,980,808
7Japan $10,327,035
8Brazil $9,669,805
9The Netherlands $7,257,679
10India $6,254,142

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $439,943,627
2Detroit $262,392,476
3Houston $141,140,441
4Los Angeles $67,445,049
5New York City $50,132,817
6San Diego $43,896,564
7El Paso $35,178,119
8Buffalo $23,619,199
9New Orleans $19,707,747
10Norfolk $17,125,557

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 2.15 percent compared to last year to $149.16 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 6.2 percent compared to last year to $86.25 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.93 percent compared to last year to $67.57 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 0.63 percent compared to last year to $63.19 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 17.03 percent compared to last year to $26.69 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 Mexico decreased $11.75 million, 4.6 percent, (42.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $3.54 million, 2.27 percent, (27.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $5.56 million, 18.32 percent, (6.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $15.58 million, 46.41 percent, (3.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore decreased $6.18 million, 29.04 percent, (2.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.51 percent of all these Chemical compounds exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $472.55 million of the $572.72 million total.

All totaled, 68.6 percent of all these Chemical compounds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $392.86 million of the $572.72 million total