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

Exports: Chemical compounds

Chemical compounds, the No. 88 export by value totaled $287.54 million for the month of September, $2.72 billion through September of 2019, and $3.69 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
1Mexico$1.09 B
2Canada$706.77 M
3Belgium$134.27 M
4Singapore$117.77 M
5China$93.99 M
6The Netherlands$47.21 M
7Japan$41.89 M
8Vietnam$39.65 M
9Brazil$39.1 M
10India$33.4 M
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January – September 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.72 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $647,346,225
2Port of Houston $487,023,754
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $301,281,890
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $280,520,096
5Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $136,649,702
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $87,831,776
7Port of New York $75,449,576
8Port of Los Angeles $74,799,692
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $67,288,066
10Brownsville International Bridges $54,660,064

U.S. exports of Chemical compounds decreased 3.05 percent through September to $2.72 billion

U.S. exports of Chemical compounds decreased 3.05 percent from $2.8 billion to $2.72 billion through the first nine 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 88 through September among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 88 for the last full year with a total value of $3.69 billion, a $217.59 million, 6.27 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through September of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

January – September 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,089,510,208
2Canada $706,767,236
3Belgium $134,265,326
4Singapore $117,770,126
5China $93,986,688
6The Netherlands $47,210,886
7Japan $41,886,763
8Vietnam $39,650,447
9Brazil $39,102,940
10India $33,401,451

January – September 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $439,943,627
2Detroit $262,392,476
3Houston $141,140,441
4Los Angeles $67,445,049
5New York City $50,132,817
6San Diego $43,896,564
7El Paso $35,178,119
8Buffalo $23,619,199
9New Orleans $19,707,747
10Norfolk $17,125,557

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 11.64 percent compared to last year to $647.35 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 28.36 percent compared to last year to $487.02 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 8.14 percent compared to last year to $301.28 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 10.02 percent compared to last year to $280.52 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 18.27 percent compared to last year to $136.65 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 Mexico decreased $129.08 million, 10.59 percent, (40.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $52.08 million, 6.86 percent, (26.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium decreased $13.69 million, 9.26 percent, (4.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Singapore increased $15.92 million, 15.63 percent, (4.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $50.02 million, 34.74 percent, (3.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.85 percent of all these Chemical compounds exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through September of this year. That is equal to $2.14 billion of the $2.72 billion total.

All totaled, 68.2 percent of all these Chemical compounds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through September of this year. That is equal to $1.85 billion of the $2.72 billion total

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