Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Float glass, polished sheets

Float glass, polished sheets, the No. 414 export by value totaled $23.6 million for the month of December, $399 million in 2019, and $421.17 million 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 Markets

RankCountry2019
1Canada$256.59 M
2Mexico$64.4 M
3Japan$16.86 M
4Colombia$8.29 M
5Malaysia$6.62 M
6United Arab Emirates$5.39 M
7Turkey$4.17 M
8South Korea$3.82 M
9China$3.49 M
10Australia$2.27 M
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U.S. exports of Float glass, polished sheets decreased 5.26 percent through December 2019 to $399 million

U.S. exports of Float glass, polished sheets decreased 5.26 percent from $421.17 million to $399 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 414 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 415 for the last full year with a total value of $421.17 million, a $5.29 million, 1.24 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

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 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..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $256,591,144
2Mexico $64,400,744
3Japan $16,861,430
4Colombia $8,292,089
5Malaysia $6,616,359
6United Arab Emirates $5,385,642
7Turkey $4,166,512
8South Korea $3,823,423
9China $3,487,467
10Australia $2,266,808

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $27,246,448
2Ogdensburg, N.Y. $18,643,820
3Laredo $17,004,816
4Seattle $16,773,282
5Buffalo $16,643,778
6Los Angeles $6,573,507
7Atlanta/Savannah $5,065,372
8Charleston $4,728,934
9Great Falls, Mont. $3,632,441
10New York City $3,388,201

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 33.39 percent compared to last year to $59.22 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 13.58 percent compared to last year to $55.46 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 5.4 percent compared to last year to $46.54 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 8.94 percent compared to last year to $33.86 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 5.74 percent compared to last year to $33.06 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 $18.47 million, 6.72 percent, (64.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $14.17 million, 28.22 percent, (16.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $5.11 million, 43.42 percent, (4.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Colombia increased $813,994, 10.89 percent, (2.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Malaysia increased $5.75 million, 662.35 percent, (1.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.41 percent of all these Float glass, polished sheets exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $352.76 million of the $399 million total.

All totaled, 57.18 percent of all these Float glass, polished sheets exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $228.14 million of the $399 million total