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

Exports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 112 export by value totaled $272.1 million for the month of October, $2.53 billion through October of 2018, and $2.78 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$965.98 M
2Canada$489.77 M
3China$228.5 M
4United Kingdom$94.19 M
5Hong Kong$91.09 M
6Japan$87.46 M
7South Korea$79.38 M
8Germany$58.45 M
9Belgium$27.33 M
10Taiwan$25.78 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.53 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $341,524,192
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $258,757,659
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $108,394,746
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $101,376,284
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $98,303,360
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $94,227,333
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $86,806,675
8Port of New York $86,764,742
9Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $80,378,426
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $70,585,992

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 8.40 percent through October to $2.53 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 8.40 percent from $2.34 billion to $2.53 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 112 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 108 for the last full year with a total value of $2.78 billion, a $40.58 million, 1.48 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 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..

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 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $965,975,337
2Canada $489,770,042
3China $228,500,843
4United Kingdom $94,191,545
5Hong Kong $91,085,345
6Japan $87,461,891
7South Korea $79,382,653
8Germany $58,454,199
9Belgium $27,327,079
10Taiwan $25,780,405

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $91,903,120
2El Paso $56,547,751
3New York City $45,353,365
4Detroit $32,977,069
5Los Angeles $26,126,082
6Atlanta/Savannah $19,182,024
7Boston $19,057,310
8San Diego $18,697,336
9Buffalo $18,675,593
10Chicago $16,981,662

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 4.16 percent compared to last year to $341.52 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 13.5 percent compared to last year to $258.76 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 3.88 percent compared to last year to $108.39 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12.67 percent compared to last year to $101.38 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 0.1 percent compared to last year to $98.3 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 $87.19 million, 9.92 percent, (38.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $27.4 million, 5.93 percent, (19.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $12.99 million, 6.03 percent, (9.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $5.53 million, 6.23 percent, (3.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Hong Kong decreased $57,473, 0.06 percent, (3.59 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.75 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.87 billion of the $2.53 billion total.

All totaled, 35.83 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $908.36 million of the $2.53 billion total