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

Exports: Misc. plastic articles

Misc. plastic articles, the No. 37 export by value totaled $633.54 million for the month of October, $6.1 billion through October of 2018, and $6.79 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$2.45 B
2Canada$1.04 B
3China$340.05 M
4Japan$182.3 M
5United Kingdom$173.58 M
6Germany$168.17 M
7South Korea$143.24 M
8Singapore$136.99 M
9The Netherlands$132.62 M
10Australia$100.45 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $811,809,287
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $558,049,928
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $357,029,457
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $275,759,315
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $238,188,418
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $203,990,059
7Port of New Orleans $190,839,080
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $184,390,912
9Port of New York $184,123,699
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $166,829,018

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles increased 7.49 percent through October to $6.1 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic articles increased 7.49 percent from $5.68 billion to $6.1 billion through the first 10 months of 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 37 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 39 for the last full year with a total value of $6.79 billion, a $404.45 million, 6.33 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 United Kingdom. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,451,767,321
2Canada $1,043,560,135
3China $340,049,296
4Japan $182,295,028
5United Kingdom $173,578,955
6Germany $168,172,774
7South Korea $143,244,294
8Singapore $136,985,501
9The Netherlands $132,619,857
10Australia $100,452,415

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $227,267,750
2El Paso $111,454,458
3San Diego $83,063,611
4Detroit $82,180,155
5Los Angeles $68,778,024
6New York City $58,059,408
7Low Value Shipments $50,633,626
8Miami $48,565,570
9New Orleans $42,395,131
10Phoenix/Nogales $39,011,197

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 18.2 percent compared to last year to $811.81 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 1.73 percent compared to last year to $558.05 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 4.14 percent compared to last year to $357.03 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 6.55 percent compared to last year to $275.76 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 4.87 percent compared to last year to $238.19 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 $152.71 million, 6.64 percent, (40.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $37.57 million, 3.73 percent, (17.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $41.63 million, 13.95 percent, (5.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $16.04 million, 9.65 percent, (2.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $17.23 million, 11.02 percent, (2.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.68 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.19 billion of the $6.1 billion total.

All totaled, 36.72 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.24 billion of the $6.1 billion total