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

Imports: Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes, the No. 404 import by value totaled $51.29 million for the month of August, $493.11 million through August 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
1China$114.18 M
2Germany$85.41 M
3Canada$77.62 M
4Japan$35.33 M
5Belgium$33.21 M
6South Korea$25.48 M
7Mexico$17.55 M
8The Netherlands$16.78 M
9Spain$16.72 M
10Italy$15.93 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $493.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $63,188,026
2Port of Houston $62,569,846
3Port of New Orleans $43,066,552
4Port of Virginia $40,029,990
5Port of Los Angeles $30,457,693
6Port of Charleston $28,986,892
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $27,680,832
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $22,348,372
9Port of Chester, Penn. $21,137,644
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $14,432,817

U.S. imports of Polyurethanes decreased 32.50 percent through August to $493.11 million

U.S. imports of Polyurethanes decreased 32.50 percent from $730.49 million to $493.11 million through the first eight 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 404 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 325 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Japan. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $114,176,496
2Germany $85,407,885
3Canada $77,616,378
4Japan $35,333,242
5Belgium $33,212,338
6South Korea $25,477,183
7Mexico $17,550,071
8The Netherlands $16,783,996
9Spain $16,716,937
10Italy $15,925,248

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 32.22 percent compared to last year to $63.19 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 29.54 percent compared to last year to $62.57 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 60.12 percent compared to last year to $43.07 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 2.14 percent compared to last year to $40.03 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 14.81 percent compared to last year to $30.46 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 decreased $175.93 million, 60.64 percent, (23.15 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $2.98 million, 3.37 percent, (17.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $11.57 million, 12.97 percent, (15.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $2.44 million, 7.43 percent, (7.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Belgium decreased $37.2 million, 52.83 percent, (6.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.12 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $345.75 million of the $493.11 million total.

All totaled, 48.53 percent of all these Polyurethanes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $239.31 million of the $493.11 million total