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

Exports: Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings

Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings, the No. 103 export by value totaled $241.41 million for the month of February, $477.57 million through February of 2020, and $3 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
1Mexico$169.12 M
2Canada$90.56 M
3China$17.38 M
4Costa Rica$13.03 M
5Singapore$12.71 M
6France$12.69 M
7Germany$11.8 M
8United Kingdom$11.28 M
9Ireland$9.43 M
10Japan$8.3 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $477.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $69,439,568
2Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $32,743,988
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $28,025,931
4Port of Houston $23,755,865
5Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $18,377,922
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $17,868,495
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $15,545,747
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $14,122,386
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $13,721,666
10Port of Long Beach $13,326,431

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings increased 2.49 percent through February to $477.57 million

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings increased 2.49 percent from $465.97 million to $477.57 million through the first two 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 103 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 110 for the last full year with a total value of $3 billion, a $95.36 million, 3.09 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $169,115,399
2Canada $90,558,835
3China $17,381,244
4Costa Rica $13,029,233
5Singapore $12,710,175
6France $12,693,780
7Germany $11,800,293
8United Kingdom $11,278,024
9Ireland $9,431,744
10Japan $8,304,771

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $78,306,940
2HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $39,483,216
3LOS ANGELES, CA $34,942,296
4SAN DIEGO, CA $29,575,046
5EL PASO, TX $27,956,460
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $23,068,212
7DETROIT, MI $22,115,698
8MIAMI, FL $19,889,494
9CLEVELAND, OH $19,123,304
10BUFFALO, NY $13,714,738

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 3.84 percent compared to last year to $69.44 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 0.08 percent compared to last year to $32.74 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 0.47 percent compared to last year to $28.03 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 18.83 percent compared to last year to $23.76 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 9.78 percent compared to last year to $18.38 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 $5.81 million, 3.32 percent, (35.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $7.03 million, 7.2 percent, (18.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $789,598, 4.76 percent, (3.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Costa Rica increased $4.47 million, 52.23 percent, (2.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore decreased $97,293, 0.76 percent, (2.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.4 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $302.79 million of the $477.57 million total.

All totaled, 36.09 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $172.34 million of the $477.57 million total