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

Exports: Ethyl alcohol

Ethyl alcohol, the No. 95 export by value totaled $142.06 million for the month of May, $1.17 billion through May of 2020, and $2.47 billion 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
1Brazil$283.43 M
2Canada$191.48 M
3India$190.27 M
4South Korea$93.93 M
5Mexico$68.58 M
6The Netherlands$65.18 M
7Colombia$47.2 M
8United Kingdom$35.19 M
9Philippines$29.71 M
10Peru$26.97 M
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U.S. exports of Ethyl alcohol increased 12.39 percent through May to $1.17 billion

U.S. exports of Ethyl alcohol increased 12.39 percent from $1.04 billion to $1.17 billion 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 95 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 127 for the last full year with a total value of $2.47 billion, a $352.92 million, 12.48 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 India, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Texas City, Texas, No. 2 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 India, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Galveston, Texas, No. 2 Port of Texas City, Texas, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Beaumont, Texas and No. 5 Port of Houston.

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 Texas City, Texas rose 111.24 percent compared to last year to $358.44 million.
  • Port of Galveston, Texas rose 37.51 percent compared to last year to $251.97 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 17.66 percent compared to last year to $160.04 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 1.26 percent compared to last year to $72.37 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 40.18 percent compared to last year to $61.01 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 Canada decreased $55.8 million, 8.85 percent, (49.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Brazil decreased $276.68 million, 33.81 percent, (46.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 India increased $59.88 million, 22.27 percent, (28.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 South Korea increased $31.65 million, 22.22 percent, (14.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Colombia increased $38.18 million, 50.33 percent, (9.74 percent market share).

All totaled, 70.04 percent of all these Ethyl alcohol exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.73 billion of the $2.47 billion total.

All totaled, 77.16 percent of all these Ethyl alcohol exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $903.83 million of the $1.17 billion total