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

Exports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 179 export by value totaled $100.55 million for the month of June, $664.58 million through June 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$250.09 M
2Mexico$147.33 M
3China$46.85 M
4Brazil$22.46 M
5Taiwan$15.75 M
6Belgium$14.06 M
7Japan$13.79 M
8Germany$12.25 M
9Hong Kong$10.35 M
10Colombia$9.82 M
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U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 19.02 percent through June to $664.58 million

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 19.02 percent from $820.65 million to $664.58 million through the first six 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 179 through June among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 167 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 June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 28.3 percent compared to last year to $86.79 million.
  • Port of New York fell 5.56 percent compared to last year to $62.27 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 33.24 percent compared to last year to $48.89 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. fell 12.2 percent compared to last year to $43.96 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 9.15 percent compared to last year to $36.26 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 $60.91 million, 19.59 percent, (37.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $53.47 million, 26.63 percent, (22.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 China decreased $4.5 million, 8.76 percent, (7.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Brazil decreased $1.11 million, 4.69 percent, (3.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $2.24 million, 16.56 percent, (2.37 percent market share).

All totaled, 72.6 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $482.48 million of the $664.58 million total.

All totaled, 41.86 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $278.17 million of the $664.58 million total