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

Exports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 166 export by value totaled $126.69 million for the month of February, $261.34 million through February 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$96.63 M
2Mexico$67.03 M
3China$12.54 M
4Brazil$6.48 M
5Japan$5.69 M
6The Netherlands$5.68 M
7Taiwan$5.11 M
8Colombia$4.9 M
9Germany$4.64 M
10Hong Kong$3.83 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $261.34 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $39,590,599
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $21,824,345
3Port of New York $18,695,581
4International Falls, Minn. $15,921,635
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $13,591,303
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $11,871,725
7Brownsville International Bridges $9,132,109
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $9,066,895
9Port of Houston $8,585,040
10Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $8,006,608

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 8.56 percent through February to $261.34 million

U.S. exports of Polyurethanes decreased 8.56 percent from $285.81 million to $261.34 million through the first two 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 166 through February 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 February 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $96,626,264
2Mexico $67,028,446
3China $12,542,024
4Brazil $6,484,376
5Japan $5,689,600
6The Netherlands $5,684,902
7Taiwan $5,112,153
8Colombia $4,896,406
9Germany $4,644,939
10Hong Kong $3,831,437

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 2.95 percent compared to last year to $39.59 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 8.12 percent compared to last year to $21.82 million.
  • Port of New York fell 20.15 percent compared to last year to $18.7 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 7.76 percent compared to last year to $15.92 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 1.77 percent compared to last year to $13.59 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 $5.46 million, 5.35 percent, (36.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.35 million, 3.38 percent, (25.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $4.97 million, 28.38 percent, (4.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil decreased $3.43 million, 34.6 percent, (2.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $1.65 million, 22.5 percent, (2.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.08 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $188.37 million of the $261.34 million total.

All totaled, 41.95 percent of all these Polyurethanes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $109.62 million of the $261.34 million total