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

Exports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 348 export by value totaled $59.96 million for the month of October, $489.32 million through October of 2018, and $589.35 million 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
1China$102.15 M
2Germany$55.28 M
3Canada$52.6 M
4Mexico$44.61 M
5Brazil$32.96 M
6India$26.65 M
7Belgium$17.52 M
8Japan$17.3 M
9Argentina$13.76 M
10United Kingdom$13.1 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $489.32 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $75,385,928
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $52,674,714
3Port Laredo $37,462,969
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $34,617,641
5Port of Newark $34,318,813
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $25,080,785
7Port Everglades, Fla. $23,030,962
8Port of Charleston $20,281,465
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $17,292,928
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $16,890,817

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 0.13 percent through October to $489.32 million

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 0.13 percent from $489.97 million to $489.32 million 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 348 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 341 for the last full year with a total value of $589.35 million, a $60.52 million, 9.31 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New York, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $102,146,800
2Germany $55,279,878
3Canada $52,602,212
4Mexico $44,610,441
5Brazil $32,957,068
6India $26,651,221
7Belgium $17,517,699
8Japan $17,298,809
9Argentina $13,758,177
10United Kingdom $13,103,395

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $17,591,044
2Atlanta/Savannah $12,818,003
3Miami $7,730,341
4Laredo $7,423,730
5Buffalo $6,274,584
6San Francisco $5,687,846
7Los Angeles $4,942,869
8Seattle $4,593,785
9Charleston $3,274,973
10Detroit $3,073,831

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:

  • Port of New York rose 6.8 percent compared to last year to $75.39 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 2.39 percent compared to last year to $52.67 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 8.89 percent compared to last year to $37.46 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 13.89 percent compared to last year to $34.62 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 85.06 percent compared to last year to $34.32 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 China decreased $1.49 million, 1.44 percent, (20.88 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany decreased $12.28 million, 18.17 percent, (11.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $6.72 million, 11.33 percent, (10.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $3.88 million, 8 percent, (9.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil increased $1.8 million, 5.79 percent, (6.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58.77 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $287.6 million of the $489.32 million total.

All totaled, 47.92 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $234.46 million of the $489.32 million total