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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Exports: Polymers of vinyl chloride

Polymers of vinyl chloride, the No. 85 export by value totaled $301.93 million for the month of August, $2.54 billion through August of 2019, and $3.93 billion for all of 2018, 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$414.61 M
2Canada$393.75 M
3China$237.62 M
4Egypt$138.93 M
5India$63.54 M
6South Korea$60.67 M
7Nigeria$59.27 M
8Japan$57.41 M
9Peru$55.27 M
10United Arab Emirates$52.71 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.54 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $685,672,258
2Port of New Orleans $424,715,056
3Port Laredo $210,856,077
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $144,038,207
5Port of Freeport, Texas $136,271,973
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $121,359,551
7Port of New York $91,869,238
8Port of Los Angeles $89,187,974
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $60,038,406
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $48,996,279

U.S. exports of Polymers of vinyl chloride decreased 5.80 percent through August to $2.54 billion

U.S. exports of Polymers of vinyl chloride decreased 5.80 percent from $2.7 billion to $2.54 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 85 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 82 for the last full year with a total value of $3.93 billion, a $225.04 million, 6.08 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners 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 of Freeport, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners 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 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $414,606,926
2Canada $393,753,873
3China $237,620,222
4Egypt $138,933,730
5India $63,540,688
6South Korea $60,666,808
7Nigeria $59,273,473
8Japan $57,407,941
9Peru $55,274,541
10United Arab Emirates $52,711,800

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $370,746,903
2New Orleans $165,145,460
3Detroit $130,289,872
4Laredo $113,764,660
5Los Angeles $92,192,044
6New York City $57,025,221
7San Diego $34,788,138
8Phoenix/Nogales $23,361,355
9Buffalo $23,310,957
10Philadelphia $22,325,548

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 10.73 percent compared to last year to $685.67 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 5.12 percent compared to last year to $424.72 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 7.59 percent compared to last year to $210.86 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.27 percent compared to last year to $144.04 million.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 168.76 percent compared to last year to $136.27 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 $9.4 million, 2.22 percent, (16.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $37.58 million, 8.71 percent, (15.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $43.06 million, 15.34 percent, (9.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Egypt increased $5.94 million, 4.46 percent, (5.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India decreased $10.26 million, 13.91 percent, (2.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.16 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.25 billion of the $2.54 billion total.

All totaled, 63.07 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.6 billion of the $2.54 billion total