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

Exports: Misc. plastic articles

Misc. plastic articles, the No. 40 export by value totaled $603.93 million for the month of March, $1.73 billion through March 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$645.37 M
2Canada$305.01 M
3China$94.89 M
4Germany$54.29 M
5Japan$54.22 M
6United Kingdom$54.13 M
7The Netherlands$49.02 M
8Singapore$42.39 M
9South Korea$36.18 M
10Australia$29.57 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.73 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $195,986,957
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $152,522,509
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $98,046,538
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $80,106,041
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $76,525,764
6Port of New Orleans $65,921,115
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $65,168,637
8Port of New York $59,627,056
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $57,631,025
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $45,362,213

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles decreased 3.41 percent through March to $1.73 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles decreased 3.41 percent from $1.79 billion to $1.73 billion through the first three 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 40 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 37 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 March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany 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 Germany. 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $645,372,341
2Canada $305,014,569
3China $94,888,589
4Germany $54,293,553
5Japan $54,222,988
6United Kingdom $54,127,309
7The Netherlands $49,019,232
8Singapore $42,392,610
9South Korea $36,180,097
10Australia $29,569,364

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 20.03 percent compared to last year to $195.99 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 7.49 percent compared to last year to $152.52 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 2.82 percent compared to last year to $98.05 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 0.88 percent compared to last year to $80.11 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.35 percent compared to last year to $76.53 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 $85.47 million, 11.69 percent, (37.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $12.57 million, 4.3 percent, (17.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $2.22 million, 2.4 percent, (5.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $2.69 million, 5.21 percent, (3.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $1.29 million, 2.32 percent, (3.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.66 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.15 billion of the $1.73 billion total.

All totaled, 34.85 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $603.19 million of the $1.73 billion total