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

Exports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 146 export by value totaled $170.37 million for the month of July, $1.2 billion through July 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$608.68 M
2Canada$439.94 M
3Dominican Republic$22.96 M
4United Kingdom$9.67 M
5Belgium$8.64 M
6China$7.42 M
7France$5.38 M
8Italy$5.26 M
9Germany$4.9 M
10Australia$4.64 M
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U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 1.31 percent through July to $1.2 billion

U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 1.31 percent from $1.18 billion to $1.2 billion through the first seven 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 146 through July 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 July 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 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 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Japan. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $608,676,900
2Canada $439,941,138
3Dominican Republic $22,963,707
4United Kingdom $9,672,161
5Belgium $8,637,262
6China $7,417,715
7France $5,375,156
8Italy $5,256,725
9Germany $4,899,591
10Australia $4,636,883

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 4.27 percent compared to last year to $141.61 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 6.81 percent compared to last year to $112.3 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.28 percent compared to last year to $99.91 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 11.73 percent compared to last year to $95.26 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 6.17 percent compared to last year to $87.11 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 $24.52 million, 4.2 percent, (50.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $8.63 million, 2 percent, (36.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic decreased $2.64 million, 10.32 percent, (1.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $24,848, 0.26 percent, (0.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $315,718, 3.79 percent, (0.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.17 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.09 billion of the $1.2 billion total.

All totaled, 44.85 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $536.18 million of the $1.2 billion total