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

Exports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 109 export by value totaled $220.47 million for the month of December, $3.01 billion through December of 2018, and $2.78 billion 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
1Mexico$1.15 B
2Canada$574.26 M
3China$267.98 M
4United Kingdom$113.33 M
5Hong Kong$110.82 M
6Japan$103.52 M
7South Korea$90.67 M
8Germany$67.55 M
9Taiwan$33.47 M
10Belgium$31.68 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $406,827,720
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $304,804,242
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $127,140,813
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $121,655,416
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $116,905,631
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $113,539,891
7Port of New York $106,405,348
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $105,328,892
9Port of Newark $88,363,948
10Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $88,356,293

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 8.33 percent through December to $3.01 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 8.33 percent from $2.78 billion to $3.01 billion 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 109 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 111 for the last full year with a total value of $2.78 billion, a $40.58 million, 1.48 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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..

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,150,439,553
2Canada $574,256,363
3China $267,983,657
4United Kingdom $113,329,171
5Hong Kong $110,822,276
6Japan $103,516,496
7South Korea $90,674,414
8Germany $67,552,043
9Taiwan $33,471,237
10Belgium $31,676,857

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $266,702,718
2EL PASO, TX $159,621,648
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $150,012,590
4DETROIT, MI $96,872,218
5LOS ANGELES, CA $78,561,646
6SAN DIEGO, CA $58,986,192
7CHICAGO, IL $55,913,868
8BUFFALO, NY $54,873,878
9SAVANNAH, GA $50,008,956
10BOSTON, MA $45,589,704

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 5.18 percent compared to last year to $406.83 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 12.74 percent compared to last year to $304.8 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 4.68 percent compared to last year to $127.14 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 11.78 percent compared to last year to $121.66 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.59 percent compared to last year to $116.91 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 $111.85 million, 10.77 percent, (38.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $28.79 million, 5.28 percent, (19.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $7.1 million, 2.72 percent, (8.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $8.65 million, 8.27 percent, (3.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong decreased $257,676, 0.23 percent, (3.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.6 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.22 billion of the $3.01 billion total.

All totaled, 35.77 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.08 billion of the $3.01 billion total