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

Exports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 106 export by value totaled $272.32 million for the month of March, $743.86 million through March 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$293.08 M
2Canada$135.8 M
3China$59.66 M
4United Kingdom$30.48 M
5Hong Kong$29.1 M
6Japan$24.25 M
7Germany$19.83 M
8South Korea$14.36 M
9Taiwan$11.05 M
10Belgium$9.6 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $743.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $106,252,018
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $75,349,970
3Port of New York $34,254,155
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $33,676,371
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $32,614,182
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $29,737,390
7Port of Newark $27,619,073
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $26,843,061
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $26,624,113
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $21,626,954

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 4.05 percent through March to $743.86 million

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 4.05 percent from $714.93 million to $743.86 million 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 106 through March 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 March 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 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 Hong Kong and No. 5 Japan. 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $293,079,956
2Canada $135,798,577
3China $59,658,926
4United Kingdom $30,478,210
5Hong Kong $29,095,314
6Japan $24,251,954
7Germany $19,831,651
8South Korea $14,364,030
9Taiwan $11,045,629
10Belgium $9,596,705

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 10.46 percent compared to last year to $106.25 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 9.94 percent compared to last year to $75.35 million.
  • Port of New York rose 62.81 percent compared to last year to $34.25 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 13.45 percent compared to last year to $33.68 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 2.67 percent compared to last year to $32.61 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 $25.06 million, 9.35 percent, (39.4 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $627,485, 0.46 percent, (18.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $2.49 million, 4 percent, (8.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $4.2 million, 16 percent, (4.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong increased $2.6 million, 9.83 percent, (3.91 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.69 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $548.11 million of the $743.86 million total.

All totaled, 37.93 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $282.15 million of the $743.86 million total