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

Exports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 176 export by value totaled $89.27 million for the month of May, $564.03 million through May of 2020, and $1.63 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
1Canada$206.17 M
2Mexico$125.9 M
3China$38.87 M
4Brazil$21.66 M
5Taiwan$12.79 M
6Japan$12.28 M
7Belgium$11.97 M
8Germany$10.6 M
9Colombia$9.21 M
10Hong Kong$8.65 M
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U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 17.03 percent through May to $564.03 million

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 17.03 percent from $679.78 million to $564.03 million 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 176 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 168 for the last full year with a total value of $1.63 billion, a $130.95 million, 7.46 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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 Laredo fell 26.35 percent compared to last year to $74.78 million.
  • Port of New York fell 0.32 percent compared to last year to $55.08 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 32.85 percent compared to last year to $40.34 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. fell 12.53 percent compared to last year to $36.66 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 8.84 percent compared to last year to $29.24 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 $41.04 million, 6.29 percent, (108.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $32.22 million, 7.5 percent, (70.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 China decreased $14.2 million, 12.39 percent, (17.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Brazil increased $8.94 million, 14.66 percent, (12.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Japan decreased $1.61 million, 5.04 percent, (5.37 percent market share).

All totaled, 74.41 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.21 billion of the $1.63 billion total.

All totaled, 41.86 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $236.1 million of the $564.03 million total