Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 110 export by value totaled $208.89 million for the month of December, $2.98 billion in 2019, and $3.01 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
1Mexico$1.14 B
2Canada$583.96 M
3China$255.55 M
4United Kingdom$121.29 M
5Hong Kong$110.07 M
6Japan$103.16 M
7Germany$80.46 M
8South Korea$50.38 M
9Belgium$37.43 M
10The Netherlands$34.92 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film decreased 1.12 percent through December 2019 to $2.98 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film decreased 1.12 percent from $3.01 billion to $2.98 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 110 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 109 for the last full year with a total value of $3.01 billion, a $231.7 million, 8.33 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,138,076,076
2Canada $583,958,717
3China $255,553,912
4United Kingdom $121,290,538
5Hong Kong $110,073,728
6Japan $103,155,097
7Germany $80,460,293
8South Korea $50,379,355
9Belgium $37,431,522
10The Netherlands $34,924,248

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $187,494,538
2El Paso $113,417,705
3New York City $106,624,913
4Detroit $64,874,087
5Los Angeles $57,767,967
6San Diego $41,697,210
7Buffalo $37,421,660
8Chicago $36,315,851
9Atlanta/Savannah $29,843,402
10Boston $28,344,691

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 2.35 percent compared to last year to $416.37 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 3.82 percent compared to last year to $293.18 million.
  • Port of New York rose 56.74 percent compared to last year to $166.78 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 6.4 percent compared to last year to $135.27 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 4.65 percent compared to last year to $127.31 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 $12.36 million, 1.07 percent, (38.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $9.7 million, 1.69 percent, (19.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $12.43 million, 4.64 percent, (8.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $7.96 million, 7.02 percent, (4.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong decreased $748,548, 0.68 percent, (3.7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.17 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $2.21 billion of the $2.98 billion total.

All totaled, 38.24 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.14 billion of the $2.98 billion total