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

Exports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 344 export by value totaled $39.44 million for the month of December, $610.78 million through December of 2018, and $619.42 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$338.32 M
2Mexico$71.31 M
3United Kingdom$20.66 M
4Australia$14.77 M
5China$14.17 M
6Japan$13.06 M
7South Korea$7.67 M
8Germany$7.19 M
9The Netherlands$5.85 M
10Dominican Republic$5.82 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $610.78 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $62,638,011
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $50,684,897
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $44,245,744
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $42,728,372
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $34,926,313
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $34,397,329
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $21,148,739
8Port Laredo $21,031,840
9Port Everglades, Fla. $20,768,187
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $16,923,615

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 1.40 percent through December to $610.78 million

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 1.40 percent from $619.42 million to $610.78 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 344 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 333 for the last full year with a total value of $619.42 million, a $20.37 million, 3.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $338,324,237
2Mexico $71,309,446
3United Kingdom $20,660,825
4Australia $14,769,432
5China $14,169,424
6Japan $13,059,441
7South Korea $7,669,993
8Germany $7,193,105
9The Netherlands $5,848,889
10Dominican Republic $5,817,183

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $36,383,222
2SEATTLE, WA $36,358,650
3PEMBINA, ND $24,093,692
4BUFFALO, NY $19,627,486
5LAREDO, TX $18,729,588
6LOW VALUE $17,641,496
7MIAMI, FL $16,908,332
8LOS ANGELES, CA $13,348,156
9NEW YORK CITY, NY $12,189,554
10OGDENSBURG, NY $10,284,260

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 29.45 percent compared to last year to $62.64 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 3.05 percent compared to last year to $50.68 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 23.11 percent compared to last year to $44.25 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 5.77 percent compared to last year to $42.73 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 1.37 percent compared to last year to $34.93 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 $15.98 million, 4.51 percent, (55.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $1.54 million, 2.21 percent, (11.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $1.1 million, 5.65 percent, (3.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $2.02 million, 15.84 percent, (2.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $2.68 million, 23.32 percent, (2.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.19 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $459.23 million of the $610.78 million total.

All totaled, 38.51 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $235.22 million of the $610.78 million total