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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 328 import by value totaled $88.16 million for the month of October, $897.2 million through October of 2018, and $839.74 million for all of 2017, 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$351.76 M
2Germany$114.27 M
3Canada$111.75 M
4Belgium$78.42 M
5Japan$40.39 M
6The Netherlands$36.45 M
7South Korea$24.6 M
8Spain$20.71 M
9Mexico$20.5 M
10United Kingdom$16.88 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $897.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $135,958,476
2Port of Newark $111,440,137
3Port of Houston $106,705,044
4Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $84,445,268
5Port of Virginia $49,786,172
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $38,731,955
7Port of Los Angeles $34,341,559
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $32,389,665
9Port of Charleston $26,835,746
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $23,384,712

U.S. imports of Polyurethanes increased 26.73 percent through October to $897.2 million

U.S. imports of Polyurethanes increased 26.73 percent from $707.96 million to $897.2 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 328 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 356 for the last full year with a total value of $839.74 million, a $102.26 million, 13.87 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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 New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $351,760,105
2Germany $114,274,038
3Canada $111,750,485
4Belgium $78,424,440
5Japan $40,387,647
6The Netherlands $36,449,239
7South Korea $24,601,469
8Spain $20,707,254
9Mexico $20,497,843
10United Kingdom $16,879,869

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $74,639,758
2Houston $31,220,772
3New York City $23,265,225
4Detroit $13,590,351
5Buffalo $7,559,059
6Chicago $7,535,914
7Cleveland $5,525,084
8Charleston $4,689,087
9Philadelphia $4,675,905
10Laredo $3,434,768

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 46.88 percent compared to last year to $135.96 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 14.88 percent compared to last year to $111.44 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 35.31 percent compared to last year to $106.71 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 132.91 percent compared to last year to $84.45 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 21.25 percent compared to last year to $49.79 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 $121.88 million, 53.02 percent, (39.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $14.43 million, 14.45 percent, (12.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $18.04 million, 13.9 percent, (12.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium increased $34.85 million, 79.97 percent, (8.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $3.55 million, 8.08 percent, (4.5 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.64 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $696.6 million of the $897.2 million total.

All totaled, 54.43 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $488.34 million of the $897.2 million total