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

Exports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 147 export by value totaled $174.34 million for the month of March, $493.11 million through March of 2019, and $2.01 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$258.39 M
2Canada$175.19 M
3Dominican Republic$7.55 M
4United Kingdom$4.16 M
5Belgium$3.2 M
6China$2.69 M
7France$2.58 M
8Australia$2.49 M
9Germany$2.37 M
10Italy$2.13 M
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U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. decreased 0.04 percent through March to $493.11 million

U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. decreased 0.04 percent from $493.28 million to $493.11 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 147 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 148 for the last full year with a total value of $2.01 billion, a $38.23 million, 1.94 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $258,388,030
2Canada $175,187,666
3Dominican Republic $7,552,252
4United Kingdom $4,162,157
5Belgium $3,197,993
6China $2,688,022
7France $2,575,631
8Australia $2,490,438
9Germany $2,365,468
10Italy $2,126,582

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $106,613,060
2San Diego $80,081,957
3Detroit $76,169,975
4El Paso $74,735,172
5Phoenix/Nogales $51,569,909
6Buffalo $43,647,700
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $33,061,703
8Low Value Shipments $26,755,339
9New York City $22,022,189
10Seattle $21,841,089

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:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 9.57 percent compared to last year to $61.81 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 8.16 percent compared to last year to $42.62 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 3.54 percent compared to last year to $41.54 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 2.92 percent compared to last year to $39.7 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 2.28 percent compared to last year to $33.54 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 $8.72 million, 3.49 percent, (52.4 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $5.12 million, 3.01 percent, (35.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic decreased $2.95 million, 28.1 percent, (1.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $65,668, 1.6 percent, (0.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium decreased $232,065, 6.77 percent, (0.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.95 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $448.49 million of the $493.11 million total.

All totaled, 44.45 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $219.2 million of the $493.11 million total