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

Exports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 170 export by value totaled $141.13 million for the month of August, $1.1 billion through August of 2019, and $1.76 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
1Canada$414.71 M
2Mexico$271.94 M
3China$68.77 M
4Brazil$40.49 M
5Japan$21.4 M
6Colombia$20.7 M
7Germany$19.81 M
8Hong Kong$18.78 M
9Taiwan$17.58 M
10The Netherlands$15.51 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $165,044,932
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $96,693,176
3Port of New York $89,936,999
4International Falls, Minn. $67,125,390
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $54,186,448
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $52,913,139
7Port of Houston $43,823,194
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $36,708,893
9Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $32,256,484
10Brownsville International Bridges $30,652,472

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 9.31 percent through August to $1.1 billion

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 9.31 percent from $1.21 billion to $1.1 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 170 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 160 for the last full year with a total value of $1.76 billion, a $46.01 million, 2.69 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners 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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners 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 of New York, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $414,712,139
2Mexico $271,938,804
3China $68,771,808
4Brazil $40,490,933
5Japan $21,404,271
6Colombia $20,703,244
7Germany $19,813,973
8Hong Kong $18,775,644
9Taiwan $17,576,179
10The Netherlands $15,513,047

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $98,673,744
2Detroit $76,951,724
3New York City $52,649,821
4Los Angeles $42,116,301
5Duluth, Minn. $28,401,536
6Buffalo $27,701,471
7Pembina, N.D. $25,772,571
8Houston $24,479,344
9El Paso $20,935,239
10Seattle $16,923,707

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 Laredo fell 3.32 percent compared to last year to $165.04 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 6.92 percent compared to last year to $96.69 million.
  • Port of New York fell 17.99 percent compared to last year to $89.94 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 13.15 percent compared to last year to $67.13 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 13.3 percent compared to last year to $54.19 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 $30.18 million, 6.78 percent, (37.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $20.51 million, 7.01 percent, (24.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $12.01 million, 14.86 percent, (6.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil decreased $3.53 million, 8.02 percent, (3.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $368,025, 1.69 percent, (1.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.27 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $817.32 million of the $1.1 billion total.

All totaled, 42.98 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $472.99 million of the $1.1 billion total