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

Imports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 423 import by value totaled $56.13 million for the month of February, $110.57 million through February of 2019, and $1.04 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Germany$21.47 M
2Canada$18.77 M
3China$17.01 M
4Belgium$9.88 M
5Japan$9.35 M
6South Korea$8.07 M
7Mexico$4.28 M
8The Netherlands$3.88 M
9Italy$3.8 M
10Spain$2.41 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $110.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $16,173,668
2Port of Newark $14,682,024
3Port of Virginia $10,453,996
4Port of Los Angeles $8,065,056
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,165,752
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $5,978,468
7Port of Charleston $5,620,121
8Port of Chester, Penn. $5,191,005
9Port of New Orleans $3,920,821
10Port Laredo $3,374,457

U.S. imports of Polyurethanes decreased 47.27 percent through February to $110.57 million

U.S. imports of Polyurethanes decreased 47.27 percent from $209.71 million to $110.57 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 423 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 282 for the last full year with a total value of $1.04 billion, a $204.69 million, 24.38 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, 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 Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

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

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $21,469,301
2Canada $18,772,370
3China $17,010,822
4Belgium $9,879,732
5Japan $9,351,388
6South Korea $8,069,851
7Mexico $4,277,312
8The Netherlands $3,882,742
9Italy $3,804,188
10Spain $2,406,733

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $87,778,438
2Houston $58,771,145
3New York City $40,423,289
4Detroit $28,745,111
5Chicago $14,079,633
6Buffalo $12,940,566
7Cleveland $11,784,973
8Charleston $11,174,550
9Los Angeles $11,012,952
10Philadelphia $10,619,545

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 of Houston fell 39.53 percent compared to last year to $16.17 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 44.64 percent compared to last year to $14.68 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 37.37 percent compared to last year to $10.45 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 56.54 percent compared to last year to $8.07 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 59.99 percent compared to last year to $6.17 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 Germany decreased $1.03 million, 4.57 percent, (19.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $4.93 million, 20.8 percent, (16.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $78.96 million, 82.28 percent, (15.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium decreased $5.32 million, 35.02 percent, (8.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $2.21 million, 30.99 percent, (8.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.17 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $76.48 million of the $110.57 million total.

All totaled, 50.23 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $55.54 million of the $110.57 million total