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

Exports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 147 export by value totaled $183.08 million for the month of October, $1.71 billion through October of 2018, and $1.97 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$835.03 M
2Canada$643.46 M
3Dominican Republic$33.93 M
4United Kingdom$14.55 M
5Guatemala$14.38 M
6Japan$12.85 M
7Belgium$12.22 M
8China$11.68 M
9France$11.66 M
10Germany$9.31 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.71 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $194,192,445
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $150,577,345
3Port Laredo $142,676,028
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $123,760,424
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $118,924,617
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $105,328,323
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $104,418,376
8Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $89,223,951
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $81,713,401
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $71,397,906

U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 2.68 percent through October to $1.71 billion

U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 2.68 percent from $1.66 billion to $1.71 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 147 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 145 for the last full year with a total value of $1.97 billion, a $48.92 million, 2.54 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Guatemala. 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $835,028,515
2Canada $643,457,959
3Dominican Republic $33,927,410
4United Kingdom $14,546,653
5Guatemala $14,382,155
6Japan $12,852,147
7Belgium $12,218,844
8China $11,684,066
9France $11,656,945
10Germany $9,307,957

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $55,333,030
2San Diego $40,363,855
3El Paso $38,073,809
4Detroit $36,172,191
5Phoenix/Nogales $29,149,694
6Buffalo $21,372,331
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $17,093,383
8Norfolk $14,383,063
9Low Value Shipments $12,293,123
10New York City $10,336,397

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:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 1.24 percent compared to last year to $194.19 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.23 percent compared to last year to $150.58 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 8.22 percent compared to last year to $142.68 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 1.97 percent compared to last year to $123.76 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 5.7 percent compared to last year to $118.92 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 $3.11 million, 0.37 percent, (48.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $25.69 million, 4.16 percent, (37.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic decreased $533,499, 1.55 percent, (1.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $2.22 million, 18.05 percent, (0.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Guatemala increased $10.78 million, 299.82 percent, (0.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.29 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.54 billion of the $1.71 billion total.

All totaled, 42.77 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $730.13 million of the $1.71 billion total