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

Exports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 161 export by value totaled $153.04 million for the month of October, $1.51 billion through October of 2018, and $1.71 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$560.55 M
2Mexico$366.23 M
3China$100.41 M
4Brazil$50.78 M
5Hong Kong$30.94 M
6Taiwan$27.8 M
7Colombia$27.42 M
8Japan$27.08 M
9The Netherlands$25.13 M
10Germany$24.58 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.51 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $210,995,132
2Port of New York $132,249,057
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $129,395,026
4International Falls, Minn. $77,302,865
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $76,941,681
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $65,502,936
7Port of Los Angeles $58,875,558
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $55,702,979
9Port of Houston $48,092,259
10Brownsville International Bridges $47,603,310

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes increased 5.50 percent through October to $1.51 billion

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes increased 5.50 percent from $1.43 billion to $1.51 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 161 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 164 for the last full year with a total value of $1.71 billion, a $108.91 million, 6.80 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 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.

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 South Korea. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $560,553,360
2Mexico $366,226,956
3China $100,412,088
4Brazil $50,781,039
5Hong Kong $30,944,632
6Taiwan $27,799,172
7Colombia $27,422,206
8Japan $27,080,456
9The Netherlands $25,130,254
10Germany $24,583,439

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $51,362,517
2Detroit $40,523,748
3New York City $29,374,865
4Los Angeles $23,001,969
5Duluth, Minn. $14,778,652
6Pembina, N.D. $14,545,215
7Buffalo $13,836,211
8El Paso $11,695,440
9Houston $11,636,327
10New Orleans $10,782,512

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 Laredo rose 15.71 percent compared to last year to $211 million.
  • Port of New York rose 5.44 percent compared to last year to $132.25 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 7.34 percent compared to last year to $129.4 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 0.22 percent compared to last year to $77.3 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 6.38 percent compared to last year to $76.94 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 increased $51.17 million, 10.04 percent, (37.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $35.65 million, 10.78 percent, (24.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $3.24 million, 3.12 percent, (6.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil increased $5.19 million, 11.38 percent, (3.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong increased $8.04 million, 35.08 percent, (2.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.55 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.11 billion of the $1.51 billion total.

All totaled, 41.58 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $626.88 million of the $1.51 billion total