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

Exports: Chemical compounds

Chemical compounds, the No. 88 export by value totaled $289.38 million for the month of October, $3.09 billion through October of 2018, and $3.47 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
1Mexico$1.35 B
2Canada$843.26 M
3China$156.42 M
4Belgium$155.89 M
5Singapore$116.38 M
6Japan$58.58 M
7Brazil$44.07 M
8South Korea$37.3 M
9India$27.38 M
10The Netherlands$26.53 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.09 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $796,940,385
2Port of Houston $408,179,764
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $367,334,519
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $342,661,738
5Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $190,586,771
6Port of Los Angeles $131,060,273
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $97,497,786
8Brownsville International Bridges $74,513,395
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $69,684,211
10Port of New York $65,306,005

U.S. exports of Chemical compounds increased 5.16 percent through October to $3.09 billion

U.S. exports of Chemical compounds increased 5.16 percent from $2.94 billion to $3.09 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 88 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 87 for the last full year with a total value of $3.47 billion, a $389.47 million, 12.65 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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.

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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,347,029,337
2Canada $843,260,961
3China $156,421,027
4Belgium $155,885,205
5Singapore $116,378,496
6Japan $58,583,561
7Brazil $44,071,674
8South Korea $37,296,764
9India $27,376,632
10The Netherlands $26,528,582

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $210,689,525
2Detroit $131,017,228
3Houston $82,172,781
4Los Angeles $39,628,488
5San Diego $19,699,300
6New York City $18,963,501
7El Paso $17,725,318
8Buffalo $11,680,069
9Norfolk $9,963,350
10New Orleans $9,059,361

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 Laredo rose 12.63 percent compared to last year to $796.94 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 17.36 percent compared to last year to $408.18 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.21 percent compared to last year to $367.33 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 8.32 percent compared to last year to $342.66 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 38.48 percent compared to last year to $190.59 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 increased $158.66 million, 13.35 percent, (43.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $45.12 million, 5.65 percent, (27.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $59.39 million, 27.52 percent, (5.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $30.42 million, 24.25 percent, (5.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $39.94 million, 52.26 percent, (3.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.71 percent of all these Chemical compounds exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.62 billion of the $3.09 billion total.

All totaled, 68.11 percent of all these Chemical compounds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.11 billion of the $3.09 billion total