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

Exports: Misc. plastic articles

Misc. plastic articles, the No. 39 export by value totaled $583.59 million for the month of July, $4.07 billion through July of 2019, and $7.21 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.54 B
2Canada$745.8 M
3China$222.11 M
4United Kingdom$120.35 M
5Japan$120.25 M
6The Netherlands$117.87 M
7Germany$117.12 M
8Singapore$97.83 M
9South Korea$73.51 M
10France$65.82 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.07 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $474,369,666
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $352,985,866
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $243,542,293
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $194,709,906
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $176,631,829
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $145,872,941
7Port of New York $141,109,481
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $138,948,692
9Port of New Orleans $138,447,992
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $108,421,173

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles decreased 4.32 percent through July to $4.07 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles decreased 4.32 percent from $4.26 billion to $4.07 billion 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 39 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 38 for the last full year with a total value of $7.21 billion, a $419.1 million, 6.17 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Japan. 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 United Kingdom. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,538,417,934
2Canada $745,798,505
3China $222,111,805
4United Kingdom $120,354,891
5Japan $120,250,547
6The Netherlands $117,874,382
7Germany $117,124,321
8Singapore $97,831,649
9South Korea $73,510,491
10France $65,817,836

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $416,225,477
2El Paso $206,943,191
3Detroit $166,415,557
4San Diego $161,589,157
5Los Angeles $147,061,663
6New York City $131,049,172
7Low Value Shipments $102,118,998
8Miami $93,844,413
9New Orleans $84,887,651
10Phoenix/Nogales $75,813,202

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 Laredo fell 17.97 percent compared to last year to $474.37 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 11.6 percent compared to last year to $352.99 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 2.24 percent compared to last year to $243.54 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 1.65 percent compared to last year to $194.71 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 11.28 percent compared to last year to $176.63 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 decreased $184.11 million, 10.69 percent, (37.76 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $30.87 million, 4.32 percent, (18.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $8.31 million, 3.6 percent, (5.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $1.95 million, 1.65 percent, (2.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $8.42 million, 6.55 percent, (2.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.43 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $2.75 billion of the $4.07 billion total.

All totaled, 35.4 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.44 billion of the $4.07 billion total