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

Exports: Polymers of vinyl chloride

Polymers of vinyl chloride, the No. 89 export by value totaled $231.4 million for the month of May, $1.33 billion through May of 2020, and $3.72 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$221.66 M
2Canada$211.73 M
3China$110.65 M
4Egypt$82.14 M
5India$41.09 M
6Japan$39.25 M
7South Korea$31.67 M
8Nigeria$29.96 M
9Belgium$27.92 M
10United Arab Emirates$26.87 M
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U.S. exports of Polymers of vinyl chloride decreased 18.89 percent through May to $1.33 billion

U.S. exports of Polymers of vinyl chloride decreased 18.89 percent from $1.64 billion to $1.33 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 89 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 83 for the last full year with a total value of $3.72 billion, a $210.89 million, 5.37 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas.

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 Houston fell 27.98 percent compared to last year to $319.35 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 23.87 percent compared to last year to $211.72 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 17.08 percent compared to last year to $110.08 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 8.38 percent compared to last year to $79.63 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 13.53 percent compared to last year to $69.75 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 Mexico decreased $20.84 million, 3.39 percent, (44.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Canada decreased $64.02 million, 10.01 percent, (43.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 China decreased $66.07 million, 15.99 percent, (26.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Egypt decreased $4.98 million, 2.68 percent, (13.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 India decreased $3.27 million, 2.84 percent, (8.42 percent market share).

All totaled, 48.67 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.81 billion of the $3.72 billion total.

All totaled, 59.61 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $790.52 million of the $1.33 billion total