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

Imports: Polymers of vinyl chloride

Polymers of vinyl chloride, the No. 302 import by value totaled $76.28 million for the month of May, $428.73 million through May of 2020, and $1.07 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$95.09 M
2Japan$82.88 M
3Germany$59.32 M
4Italy$51.13 M
5France$28.52 M
6The Netherlands$21.77 M
7China$20.68 M
8Mexico$13.93 M
9India$11.14 M
10Colombia$9.76 M
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U.S. imports of Polymers of vinyl chloride decreased 9.38 percent through May to $428.73 million

U.S. imports of Polymers of vinyl chloride decreased 9.38 percent from $473.13 million to $428.73 million through the first five 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 302 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 310 for the last full year with a total value of $1.07 billion, a $46.13 million, 4.14 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Houston.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 3.77 percent compared to last year to $125.32 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 15.38 percent compared to last year to $77.03 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 20.56 percent compared to last year to $37.5 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 65.41 percent compared to last year to $24.59 million.
  • Port of Chester, Penn. rose 26.04 percent compared to last year to $16.91 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. imports from No. 1 Canada decreased $16.99 million, 15.16 percent, (22.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $834,123, 1.02 percent, (19.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $11.07 million, 15.73 percent, (13.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $3.39 million, 7.1 percent, (11.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France increased $1.39 million, 5.14 percent, (6.65 percent market share).

All totaled, 73.92 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $316.92 million of the $428.73 million total.

All totaled, 65.62 percent of all these Polymers of vinyl chloride imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $281.34 million of the $428.73 million total