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

Exports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 361 export by value totaled $48.27 million for the month of March, $128.76 million through March of 2019, and $574.54 million 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
1China$24.25 M
2Germany$17.79 M
3Canada$15.35 M
4Brazil$10.21 M
5Mexico$9.5 M
6India$9.23 M
7United Kingdom$5.09 M
8Japan$4.89 M
9Argentina$3.43 M
10France$3.11 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $128.76 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $22,434,337
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $16,540,747
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $10,395,257
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $10,116,652
5Port Laredo $7,737,621
6Port of Newark $6,829,299
7Port Everglades, Fla. $5,174,251
8Port Miami $4,719,411
9Port of Charleston $4,057,699
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,779,951

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 7.87 percent through March to $128.76 million

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 7.87 percent from $139.75 million to $128.76 million through the first three 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 361 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 345 for the last full year with a total value of $574.54 million, a $14.81 million, 2.51 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

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

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 Port Laredo, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $24,254,537
2Germany $17,786,821
3Canada $15,351,130
4Brazil $10,206,736
5Mexico $9,496,267
6India $9,225,791
7United Kingdom $5,094,163
8Japan $4,890,051
9Argentina $3,429,421
10France $3,110,669

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $39,201,500
2Atlanta/Savannah $21,306,397
3Miami $16,072,489
4Buffalo $13,663,341
5Laredo $12,848,586
6San Francisco $12,421,939
7Seattle $10,506,396
8Los Angeles $8,548,155
9Charleston $6,183,742
10Detroit $5,889,236

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York rose 15.13 percent compared to last year to $22.43 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 2.85 percent compared to last year to $16.54 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 56.99 percent compared to last year to $10.4 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 0.52 percent compared to last year to $10.12 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 29.55 percent compared to last year to $7.74 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 $7.84 million, 24.42 percent, (18.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany increased $1.72 million, 10.72 percent, (13.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $195,793, 1.29 percent, (11.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil increased $258,701, 2.6 percent, (7.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $3.61 million, 27.57 percent, (7.38 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.88 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $77.1 million of the $128.76 million total.

All totaled, 52.21 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $67.22 million of the $128.76 million total