Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Paper and paperboard, including corrugated

Paper and paperboard, including corrugated, the No. 352 export by value totaled $37.2 million for the month of December, $549.47 million in 2019, and $569.3 million 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$336.34 M
2Canada$187.73 M
3China$5.62 M
4South Korea$3.51 M
5Bahamas$1.39 M
6Hong Kong$1.3 M
7Jamaica$1.26 M
8United Kingdom$1.23 M
9India$1.09 M
10Germany$994,077
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U.S. exports of Paper and paperboard, including corrugated decreased 3.48 percent through December 2019 to $549.47 million

U.S. exports of Paper and paperboard, including corrugated decreased 3.48 percent from $569.3 million to $549.47 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 352 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 354 for the last full year with a total value of $569.3 million, a $51.31 million, 9.91 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Bahamas. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, 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 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $336,335,638
2Canada $187,731,399
3China $5,617,241
4South Korea $3,511,913
5Bahamas $1,389,284
6Hong Kong $1,295,464
7Jamaica $1,264,681
8United Kingdom $1,227,531
9India $1,088,314
10Germany $994,077

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $54,824,764
2San Diego $27,727,088
3Buffalo $27,399,466
4El Paso $24,921,775
5Seattle $13,831,899
6Detroit $9,721,886
7Phoenix/Nogales $5,226,176
8Low Value Shipments $3,233,570
9Los Angeles $2,153,996
10Pembina, N.D. $2,122,593

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 6.78 percent compared to last year to $89.97 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 14.47 percent compared to last year to $81.92 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 7.13 percent compared to last year to $68.58 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 8.61 percent compared to last year to $65.15 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 10.12 percent compared to last year to $55.99 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 $23.01 million, 6.4 percent, (61.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $5.03 million, 2.76 percent, (34.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $205,747, 3.8 percent, (1.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $262,993, 8.09 percent, (0.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Bahamas decreased $449,643, 24.45 percent, (0.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.29 percent of all these Paper and paperboard, including corrugated exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $534.59 million of the $549.47 million total.

All totaled, 65.81 percent of all these Paper and paperboard, including corrugated exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $361.61 million of the $549.47 million total