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

Exports: Float glass, polished sheets

Float glass, polished sheets, the No. 415 export by value totaled $26.55 million for the month of December, $421.17 million through December 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$275.06 M
2Mexico$50.23 M
3China$14.79 M
4Japan$11.76 M
5Turkey$8.06 M
6Colombia$7.48 M
7United Arab Emirates$6.82 M
8Brazil$3.69 M
9Argentina$3.13 M
10South Korea$2.99 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $421.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $64,169,203
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $49,194,567
3Port Laredo $44,397,918
4Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $35,075,019
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $31,080,239
6Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $26,278,938
7Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $20,491,503
8Port of Charleston $19,871,516
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $15,798,028
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $15,082,758

U.S. exports of Float glass, polished sheets decreased 1.24 percent through December to $421.17 million

U.S. exports of Float glass, polished sheets decreased 1.24 percent from $426.46 million to $421.17 million in 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 415 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 407 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $275,062,785
2Mexico $50,227,222
3China $14,794,020
4Japan $11,756,363
5Turkey $8,061,337
6Colombia $7,478,095
7United Arab Emirates $6,823,691
8Brazil $3,688,098
9Argentina $3,130,425
10South Korea $2,990,866

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $36,997,866
2OGDENSBURG, NY $26,729,790
3BUFFALO, NY $25,267,462
4SEATTLE, WA $24,616,848
5LAREDO, TX $22,794,756
6LOS ANGELES, CA $12,324,062
7SAVANNAH, GA $8,373,430
8CHARLESTON, SC $7,207,112
9NEW YORK CITY, NY $6,077,182
10GREAT FALLS, MT $5,229,940

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 15.95 percent compared to last year to $64.17 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 8.88 percent compared to last year to $49.19 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 27.96 percent compared to last year to $44.4 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 3.15 percent compared to last year to $35.08 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.18 percent compared to last year to $31.08 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 decreased $225,736, 0.08 percent, (65.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $10.24 million, 25.62 percent, (11.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $9.53 million, 39.18 percent, (3.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $550,457, 4.47 percent, (2.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Turkey increased $481,593, 6.35 percent, (1.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.45 percent of all these Float glass, polished sheets exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $359.9 million of the $421.17 million total.

All totaled, 53.17 percent of all these Float glass, polished sheets exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $223.92 million of the $421.17 million total