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

Imports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 359 import by value totaled $63.44 million for the month of May, $313.63 million through May of 2020, and $730.31 million 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
1China$74.14 M
2Germany$61.77 M
3Canada$39.49 M
4Japan$19.5 M
5Spain$15.52 M
6Hungary$13.57 M
7South Korea$11.06 M
8Belgium$10.88 M
9Mexico$10.33 M
10The Netherlands$8.83 M
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U.S. imports of Polyurethanes decreased 4.50 percent through May to $313.63 million

U.S. imports of Polyurethanes decreased 4.50 percent from $328.42 million to $313.63 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 359 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 390 for the last full year with a total value of $730.31 million, a $314.12 million, 30.08 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

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 Houston rose 28.65 percent compared to last year to $60.72 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 22.47 percent compared to last year to $33.41 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 5.56 percent compared to last year to $27.27 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.43 percent compared to last year to $20.43 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 12.73 percent compared to last year to $19.29 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 China increased $650,353, 0.88 percent, (23.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $9.03 million, 17.11 percent, (19.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $11.04 million, 21.85 percent, (12.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $4.67 million, 19.31 percent, (6.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $2.76 million, 21.63 percent, (4.95 percent market share).

All totaled, 67.09 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $210.42 million of the $313.63 million total.

All totaled, 51.37 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $161.12 million of the $313.63 million total