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

Exports: Cyclic hydrocarbons

Cyclic hydrocarbons, the No. 71 export by value totaled $445.37 million for the month of October, $3.81 billion through October of 2018, and $4.08 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$1.63 B
2China$406.34 M
3Brazil$242.3 M
4Canada$218.92 M
5Belgium$199.3 M
6The Netherlands$175.95 M
7South Korea$165.46 M
8India$154.55 M
9Taiwan$139.41 M
10Colombia$93.46 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.81 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $2,104,769,552
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $462,945,629
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $170,690,227
4Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $130,220,551
5Port of Lake Charles, La. $129,626,168
6Port of Pascagoula, Miss. $120,453,853
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $119,789,776
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $89,080,682
9Port of New Orleans $87,041,723
10Port of Texas City, Texas $70,853,639

U.S. exports of Cyclic hydrocarbons increased 15.80 percent through October to $3.81 billion

U.S. exports of Cyclic hydrocarbons increased 15.80 percent from $3.29 billion to $3.81 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 71 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 78 for the last full year with a total value of $4.08 billion, a $312.9 million, 8.31 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas, No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La., No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,628,781,084
2China $406,344,887
3Brazil $242,302,612
4Canada $218,924,485
5Belgium $199,296,599
6The Netherlands $175,949,345
7South Korea $165,460,405
8India $154,550,124
9Taiwan $139,410,640
10Colombia $93,456,870

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $417,335,370
2New Orleans $98,295,573
3Port Arthur, Texas $62,756,593
4Mobile $14,643,448
5Laredo $13,261,355
6Detroit $10,642,811
7Atlanta/Savannah $9,339,839
8Pembina, N.D. $7,210,408
9Los Angeles $4,085,211
10Norfolk $2,590,931

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 22.15 percent compared to last year to $2.1 billion.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 43.55 percent compared to last year to $462.95 million.
  • Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 75.33 percent compared to last year to $170.69 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 72.16 percent compared to last year to $130.22 million.
  • Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 6.23 percent compared to last year to $129.63 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 $269.54 million, 19.83 percent, (42.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $92.08 million, 18.47 percent, (10.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Brazil increased $111.73 million, 85.57 percent, (6.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $11.8 million, 5.7 percent, (5.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium decreased $42.99 million, 17.74 percent, (5.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.73 percent of all these Cyclic hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.7 billion of the $3.81 billion total.

All totaled, 78.67 percent of all these Cyclic hydrocarbons exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3 billion of the $3.81 billion total