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

Exports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 334 export by value totaled $52.46 million for the month of July, $355.08 million through July of 2019, and $610.78 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

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$190.26 M
2Mexico$39.88 M
3United Kingdom$16.4 M
4Australia$9.3 M
5Japan$6.37 M
6Germany$5.81 M
7Dominican Republic$5.8 M
8China$5.51 M
9The Netherlands$4.59 M
10South Korea$4.16 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $355.08 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $37,354,650
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $26,924,271
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $26,023,434
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $25,759,500
5Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $21,653,214
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $15,106,065
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $12,896,766
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $11,432,443
9Port of Long Beach $10,526,314
10Port Everglades, Fla. $10,040,105

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 3.73 percent through July to $355.08 million

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 3.73 percent from $368.83 million to $355.08 million through the first seven 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 334 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 339 for the last full year with a total value of $610.78 million, a $8.64 million, 1.40 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, 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 United Kingdom, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 China. 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $190,262,437
2Mexico $39,877,740
3United Kingdom $16,396,488
4Australia $9,301,565
5Japan $6,370,838
6Germany $5,811,048
7Dominican Republic $5,799,757
8China $5,507,029
9The Netherlands $4,591,690
10South Korea $4,160,757

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $25,556,600
2Seattle $23,142,444
3Pembina, N.D. $15,530,994
4Buffalo $13,431,003
5Laredo $13,299,505
6Low Value Shipments $12,244,661
7Miami $11,822,370
8Los Angeles $8,636,785
9New York City $8,045,220
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,529,606

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 7.13 percent compared to last year to $37.35 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 10.74 percent compared to last year to $26.92 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.19 percent compared to last year to $26.02 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 28.76 percent compared to last year to $25.76 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 25.35 percent compared to last year to $21.65 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 $21.82 million, 10.29 percent, (53.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.07 million, 2.61 percent, (11.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $3.83 million, 30.44 percent, (4.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $1.03 million, 12.47 percent, (2.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $2.36 million, 58.66 percent, (1.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.84 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $262.21 million of the $355.08 million total.

All totaled, 38.78 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $137.72 million of the $355.08 million total