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

Exports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 147 export by value totaled $141.13 million for the month of December, $2.01 billion through December 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$985.6 M
2Canada$759.47 M
3Dominican Republic$38.23 M
4United Kingdom$16.63 M
5Guatemala$14.7 M
6Japan$14.12 M
7Belgium$14.07 M
8China$13.68 M
9France$13.57 M
10Germany$10.89 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $230,688,673
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $176,154,116
3Port Laredo $169,019,362
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $146,669,701
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $141,199,986
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $123,090,506
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $121,821,546
8Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $104,331,069
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $96,060,156
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $83,493,074

U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 1.94 percent through December to $2.01 billion

U.S. exports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 1.94 percent from $1.97 billion to $2.01 billion in 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 December 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 $1.97 billion, a $48.92 million, 2.54 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $985,595,902
2Canada $759,472,643
3Dominican Republic $38,234,386
4United Kingdom $16,629,190
5Guatemala $14,701,468
6Japan $14,116,586
7Belgium $14,071,193
8China $13,681,643
9France $13,573,321
10Germany $10,890,023

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $154,905,234
2SAN DIEGO, CA $117,626,928
3EL PASO, TX $112,891,512
4DETROIT, MI $107,331,674
5NOGALES, AZ $84,178,062
6BUFFALO, NY $62,538,330
7OGDENSBURG, NY $48,676,198
8LOW VALUE $37,224,614
9NEW YORK CITY, NY $32,175,660
10SEATTLE, WA $30,933,336

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 1.86 percent compared to last year to $230.69 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 0.98 percent compared to last year to $176.15 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 6.22 percent compared to last year to $169.02 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 2.96 percent compared to last year to $146.67 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.6 percent compared to last year to $141.2 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 $6.02 million, 0.61 percent, (49.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $27.58 million, 3.77 percent, (37.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Dominican Republic decreased $2.73 million, 6.67 percent, (1.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $1.41 million, 9.27 percent, (0.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Guatemala increased $9.67 million, 191.92 percent, (0.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.27 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.81 billion of the $2.01 billion total.

All totaled, 42.96 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $863.73 million of the $2.01 billion total