Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard

Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard, the No. 96 export by value totaled $280.38 million for the month of December, $3.35 billion in 2019, and $4.14 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$651.99 M
2Canada$504.41 M
3China$343.88 M
4Italy$169.36 M
5Guatemala$161.55 M
6Costa Rica$141.87 M
7Ecuador$120.25 M
8Taiwan$87.69 M
9Spain$78.96 M
10South Korea$76.73 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard decreased 18.97 percent through December 2019 to $3.35 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard decreased 18.97 percent from $4.14 billion to $3.35 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 96 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 79 for the last full year with a total value of $4.14 billion, a $728.63 million, 21.38 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 Italy and No. 5 Guatemala. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss. and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Guatemala. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss. and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $651,993,346
2Canada $504,406,428
3China $343,876,688
4Italy $169,363,476
5Guatemala $161,548,165
6Costa Rica $141,873,624
7Ecuador $120,250,669
8Taiwan $87,693,484
9Spain $78,958,280
10South Korea $76,732,001

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $368,854,544
2Laredo $157,771,837
3Seattle $110,394,716
4Mobile $109,689,761
5Charleston $95,177,370
6Jacksonville/Tampa $53,666,658
7Detroit $50,482,977
8Phoenix/Nogales $35,038,406
9Buffalo $32,019,499
10Houston $31,705,142

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 30.59 percent compared to last year to $895.38 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 10.34 percent compared to last year to $405.14 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 20.31 percent compared to last year to $250.24 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 18.69 percent compared to last year to $170.73 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 7.31 percent compared to last year to $151.67 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 $44.23 million, 6.35 percent, (19.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $8.28 million, 1.67 percent, (15.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $160.09 million, 31.77 percent, (10.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy decreased $43.2 million, 20.32 percent, (5.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Guatemala decreased $18.77 million, 10.41 percent, (4.82 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.63 percent of all these Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.83 billion of the $3.35 billion total.

All totaled, 55.88 percent of all these Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $1.87 billion of the $3.35 billion total