Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 145 export by value totaled $138.45 million for the month of December, $2.01 billion in 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$1 B
2Canada$765.11 M
3Dominican Republic$37.11 M
4United Kingdom$15.08 M
5China$13.81 M
6Belgium$13.73 M
7Italy$8.48 M
8France$8.21 M
9Germany$7.97 M
10The Netherlands$7.46 M
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U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 0.21 percent through December 2019 to $2.01 billion

U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 0.21 percent from $2.01 billion to $2.01 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 145 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 147 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 December of 2019 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 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 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,000,736,581
2Canada $765,110,204
3Dominican Republic $37,109,444
4United Kingdom $15,083,066
5China $13,813,976
6Belgium $13,726,874
7Italy $8,479,368
8France $8,207,492
9Germany $7,971,856
10The Netherlands $7,457,879

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 2.3 percent compared to last year to $235.99 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 8.75 percent compared to last year to $191.56 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.93 percent compared to last year to $162.38 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 1.46 percent compared to last year to $148.81 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 2.23 percent compared to last year to $138.05 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 $15.14 million, 1.54 percent, (49.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $5.64 million, 0.74 percent, (37.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic decreased $1.12 million, 2.94 percent, (1.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $1.55 million, 9.3 percent, (0.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $132,333, 0.97 percent, (0.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.93 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.83 billion of the $2.01 billion total.

All totaled, 43.52 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $876.8 million of the $2.01 billion total