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

Exports: Paper and paperboard, including corrugated

Paper and paperboard, including corrugated, the No. 354 export by value totaled $39.59 million for the month of December, $569.3 million through December of 2018, and $517.98 million 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$359.35 M
2Canada$182.7 M
3China$5.41 M
4South Korea$3.25 M
5France$2.09 M
6Jamaica$1.86 M
7Bahamas$1.84 M
8India$1.37 M
9Hong Kong$1.29 M
10Brazil$1.22 M
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U.S. exports of Paper and paperboard, including corrugated increased 9.91 percent through December to $569.3 million

U.S. exports of Paper and paperboard, including corrugated increased 9.91 percent from $517.98 million to $569.3 million in 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 354 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 360 for the last full year with a total value of $517.98 million, a $59.7 million, 13.03 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $359,348,343
2Canada $182,697,125
3China $5,411,494
4South Korea $3,248,920
5France $2,090,720
6Jamaica $1,864,484
7Bahamas $1,838,927
8India $1,371,620
9Hong Kong $1,294,468
10Brazil $1,221,312

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $81,402,684
2SAN DIEGO, CA $40,363,652
3BUFFALO, NY $38,375,874
4EL PASO, TX $35,362,592
5SEATTLE, WA $19,099,936
6DETROIT, MI $13,769,262
7NOGALES, AZ $8,109,244
8LOW VALUE $4,869,772
9LOS ANGELES, CA $3,165,738
10PEMBINA, ND $2,994,808

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 8.75 percent compared to last year to $95.77 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 1.98 percent compared to last year to $84.25 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 7.74 percent compared to last year to $71.29 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 22.67 percent compared to last year to $64.02 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 23.47 percent compared to last year to $62.29 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 $36.43 million, 11.28 percent, (63.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $15.39 million, 9.2 percent, (32.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $491,662, 8.33 percent, (0.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $1.07 million, 24.76 percent, (0.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 France increased $339,574, 19.39 percent, (0.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.1 percent of all these Paper and paperboard, including corrugated exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $552.8 million of the $569.3 million total.

All totaled, 66.33 percent of all these Paper and paperboard, including corrugated exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $377.62 million of the $569.3 million total