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

Exports: Polymers of vinyl chloride

Polymers of vinyl chloride, the No. 83 export by value totaled $336.79 million for the month of October, $3.35 billion through October of 2018, and $3.7 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
1Canada$546.29 M
2Mexico$526.39 M
3China$356.52 M
4Egypt$155.28 M
5India$94.9 M
6South Korea$74.38 M
7Japan$73.67 M
8Peru$71.58 M
9Nigeria$67.81 M
10Belgium$66.68 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.35 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $947,129,149
2Port of New Orleans $494,230,338
3Port Laredo $278,307,172
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $209,865,733
5Port of Los Angeles $184,668,822
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $168,524,549
7Port of New York $135,275,206
8Port of Freeport, Texas $73,199,410
9Port of Long Beach $66,302,439
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $66,026,193

U.S. exports of Polymers of vinyl chloride increased 8.01 percent through October to $3.35 billion

U.S. exports of Polymers of vinyl chloride increased 8.01 percent from $3.1 billion to $3.35 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 83 through October 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 $3.7 billion, a $363.88 million, 10.89 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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.

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 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $546,294,486
2Mexico $526,385,232
3China $356,521,960
4Egypt $155,277,375
5India $94,897,565
6South Korea $74,376,304
7Japan $73,665,255
8Peru $71,581,398
9Nigeria $67,811,199
10Belgium $66,676,329

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $182,646,009
2New Orleans $96,033,585
3Detroit $63,815,625
4Laredo $62,056,403
5Los Angeles $47,012,210
6New York City $27,318,354
7San Diego $17,487,455
8Philadelphia $14,012,130
9Buffalo $13,373,065
10Phoenix/Nogales $11,284,875

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 17.94 percent compared to last year to $947.13 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 4.31 percent compared to last year to $494.23 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.97 percent compared to last year to $278.31 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 25.84 percent compared to last year to $209.87 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 16.27 percent compared to last year to $184.67 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 Canada decreased $2.74 million, 0.5 percent, (16.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $24.94 million, 4.97 percent, (15.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $37.11 million, 11.62 percent, (10.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Egypt increased $16.4 million, 11.81 percent, (4.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India increased $42.58 million, 81.39 percent, (2.83 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.08 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.68 billion of the $3.35 billion total.

All totaled, 63.05 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.11 billion of the $3.35 billion total