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

Exports: Float glass, polished sheets

Float glass, polished sheets, the No. 411 export by value totaled $38.93 million for the month of October, $358.84 million through October of 2018, and $426.46 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$236.18 M
2Mexico$39.01 M
3China$14.08 M
4Japan$9.41 M
5Turkey$7.39 M
6Colombia$6.31 M
7United Arab Emirates$5.95 M
8Brazil$3.34 M
9Argentina$2.9 M
10South Korea$2.64 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $358.84 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $54,622,949
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $42,207,403
3Port Laredo $33,726,808
4Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $30,504,412
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $26,362,385
6Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $23,294,860
7Port of Charleston $17,556,403
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $17,369,458
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $13,486,399
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $12,898,059

U.S. exports of Float glass, polished sheets decreased 0.51 percent through October to $358.84 million

U.S. exports of Float glass, polished sheets decreased 0.51 percent from $360.67 million to $358.84 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 411 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 403 for the last full year with a total value of $426.46 million, a $7.12 million, 1.70 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $236,183,039
2Mexico $39,008,505
3China $14,083,672
4Japan $9,407,493
5Turkey $7,392,214
6Colombia $6,306,446
7United Arab Emirates $5,949,931
8Brazil $3,340,520
9Argentina $2,900,421
10South Korea $2,635,978

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $12,961,863
2Ogdensburg, N.Y. $10,208,785
3Buffalo $9,656,614
4Seattle $8,969,994
5Laredo $6,260,684
6Los Angeles $5,663,880
7Atlanta/Savannah $2,878,090
8New York City $2,641,988
9Charleston $2,413,821
10Great Falls, Mont. $2,104,060

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 20.07 percent compared to last year to $54.62 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 7.14 percent compared to last year to $42.21 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 8.93 percent compared to last year to $33.73 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 0.47 percent compared to last year to $30.5 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.02 percent compared to last year to $26.36 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. exports to No. 1 Canada increased $5.83 million, 2.53 percent, (65.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $3.4 million, 9.55 percent, (10.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $5.32 million, 27.42 percent, (3.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $654,575, 6.51 percent, (2.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Turkey increased $429,758, 6.17 percent, (2.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.3 percent of all these Float glass, polished sheets exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $306.07 million of the $358.84 million total.

All totaled, 52.23 percent of all these Float glass, polished sheets exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $187.42 million of the $358.84 million total