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

Exports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 106 export by value totaled $251.59 million for the month of July, $1.77 billion through July of 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$681.36 M
2Canada$347.24 M
3China$145.72 M
4Hong Kong$70.36 M
5United Kingdom$70.13 M
6Japan$57.45 M
7Germany$44.79 M
8South Korea$32.83 M
9Taiwan$22.47 M
10Belgium$21.11 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.77 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $250,288,185
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $176,801,092
3Port of New York $93,574,576
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $81,902,794
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $76,191,609
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $68,931,670
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $64,163,411
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $60,705,994
9Port of Newark $51,234,307
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $50,350,167

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 2.01 percent through July to $1.77 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 2.01 percent from $1.73 billion to $1.77 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 106 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 112 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 July of this 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 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $681,358,697
2Canada $347,240,379
3China $145,717,390
4Hong Kong $70,356,094
5United Kingdom $70,131,290
6Japan $57,452,205
7Germany $44,788,952
8South Korea $32,828,870
9Taiwan $22,467,633
10Belgium $21,113,651

January – July 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 through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 8.03 percent compared to last year to $250.29 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 2.58 percent compared to last year to $176.8 million.
  • Port of New York rose 66.39 percent compared to last year to $93.57 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 7.89 percent compared to last year to $81.9 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12.7 percent compared to last year to $76.19 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 $31.97 million, 4.92 percent, (38.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $8.52 million, 2.52 percent, (19.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $9.29 million, 5.99 percent, (8.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Hong Kong increased $9.2 million, 15.04 percent, (3.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $5.86 million, 9.12 percent, (3.96 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.32 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.31 billion of the $1.77 billion total.

All totaled, 38.37 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $678.76 million of the $1.77 billion total