Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Misc. plastic articles

Misc. plastic articles, the No. 41 export by value totaled $588.82 million for the month of February, $1.16 billion through February of 2020, and $6.91 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Mexico$433.94 M
2Canada$195.84 M
3China$70.38 M
4United Kingdom$37.52 M
5Germany$35.68 M
6Japan$33.97 M
7The Netherlands$31.79 M
8Singapore$27.2 M
9South Korea$21.09 M
10France$18.19 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.16 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $141,802,685
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $102,246,574
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $62,868,251
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $50,648,873
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $47,625,546
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $46,756,147
7Port of New York $38,552,421
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $38,288,553
9Port of New Orleans $36,791,039
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $33,793,875

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles increased 2.82 percent through February to $1.16 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles increased 2.82 percent from $1.13 billion to $1.16 billion through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 41 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 39 for the last full year with a total value of $6.91 billion, a $300.73 million, 4.17 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $433,944,843
2Canada $195,837,506
3China $70,377,749
4United Kingdom $37,520,450
5Germany $35,683,453
6Japan $33,965,375
7The Netherlands $31,793,338
8Singapore $27,204,158
9South Korea $21,086,443
10France $18,187,861

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $165,045,914
2EL PASO, TX $84,578,234
3SAN DIEGO, CA $74,438,104
4DETROIT, MI $73,690,798
5LOS ANGELES, CA $73,146,904
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $67,378,444
7LOW VALUE $46,868,978
8CLEVELAND, OH $42,838,992
9SAN FRANCISCO, CA $41,230,880
10MIAMI, FL $39,222,738

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 9.71 percent compared to last year to $141.8 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 1.62 percent compared to last year to $102.25 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 0.56 percent compared to last year to $62.87 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 1.71 percent compared to last year to $50.65 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 5.61 percent compared to last year to $47.63 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 Mexico increased $9.26 million, 2.18 percent, (37.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $1.73 million, 0.88 percent, (16.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $7.33 million, 11.62 percent, (6.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $2.78 million, 8.01 percent, (3.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $78,533, 0.22 percent, (3.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.74 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $773.36 million of the $1.16 billion total.

All totaled, 34.97 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $405.19 million of the $1.16 billion total