Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. coated paper, paperboard

Misc. coated paper, paperboard, the No. 136 export by value totaled $164.75 million for the month of December, $2.21 billion in 2019, and $2.36 billion 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$612.95 M
2Mexico$374.59 M
3Japan$206.5 M
4China$117.48 M
5South Korea$94.01 M
6United Kingdom$90.41 M
7Taiwan$64.26 M
8Belgium$54.15 M
9Italy$47.19 M
10Germany$43.15 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. coated paper, paperboard decreased 6.10 percent through December 2019 to $2.21 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. coated paper, paperboard decreased 6.10 percent from $2.36 billion to $2.21 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 136 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 131 for the last full year with a total value of $2.36 billion, a $24.55 million, 1.03 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 China and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $612,954,040
2Mexico $374,591,487
3Japan $206,502,758
4China $117,482,781
5South Korea $94,013,563
6United Kingdom $90,414,374
7Taiwan $64,258,957
8Belgium $54,151,361
9Italy $47,193,691
10Germany $43,148,942

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $108,863,964
2Seattle $94,065,933
3Laredo $81,853,526
4Los Angeles $68,837,681
5New York City $50,493,943
6Houston $40,301,653
7Buffalo $34,090,213
8Charleston $31,180,816
9Atlanta/Savannah $28,995,190
10San Diego $25,562,992

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 4.62 percent compared to last year to $219.84 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 2.43 percent compared to last year to $207.63 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 7.46 percent compared to last year to $185.93 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 4.72 percent compared to last year to $144.24 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.56 percent compared to last year to $117.93 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 increased $7.62 million, 1.26 percent, (27.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $28.95 million, 7.17 percent, (16.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan decreased $7.02 million, 3.29 percent, (9.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $26.09 million, 18.17 percent, (5.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $8.63 million, 8.41 percent, (4.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.53 percent of all these Misc. coated paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.41 billion of the $2.21 billion total.

All totaled, 39.57 percent of all these Misc. coated paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $875.57 million of the $2.21 billion total