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

Exports: Photo plates, film, exposed and developed

Photo plates, film, exposed and developed, the No. 440 export by value totaled $40.95 million for the month of December, $382.64 million through December of 2018, and $324.5 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
1Ireland$122.61 M
2Taiwan$70.43 M
3Israel$60.95 M
4Japan$41.75 M
5Singapore$33.41 M
6China$26.18 M
7Germany$7.38 M
8The Netherlands$5.79 M
9Belgium$3.98 M
10France$2.04 M
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U.S. exports of Photo plates, film, exposed and developed increased 17.91 percent through December to $382.64 million

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film, exposed and developed increased 17.91 percent from $324.5 million to $382.64 million 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 440 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 465 for the last full year with a total value of $324.5 million, a $12.91 million, 4.14 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Ireland, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Ireland $122,605,603
2Taiwan $70,432,428
3Israel $60,952,890
4Japan $41,750,488
5Singapore $33,405,541
6China $26,177,009
7Germany $7,380,652
8The Netherlands $5,794,547
9Belgium $3,980,170
10France $2,040,674

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SAN FRANCISCO, CA $86,536,690
2LOS ANGELES, CA $60,793,926
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $24,856,370
4ANCHORAGE, AK $16,440,962
5CLEVELAND, OH $4,130,040
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $3,958,792
7BOSTON, MA $1,608,490
8SEATTLE, WA $627,984
9DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX $412,514
10PHILADELPHIA, PA $318,430

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 53.73 percent compared to last year to $165.59 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 21.64 percent compared to last year to $101.67 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 30.71 percent compared to last year to $44.9 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 78.63 percent compared to last year to $39.64 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12.7 percent compared to last year to $7.16 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 Ireland decreased $6.86 million, 5.3 percent, (32.04 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan increased $8.4 million, 13.54 percent, (18.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Israel increased $30.75 million, 101.83 percent, (15.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $18.24 million, 77.55 percent, (10.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $7.67 million, 29.78 percent, (8.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.02 percent of all these Photo plates, film, exposed and developed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $329.15 million of the $382.64 million total.

All totaled, 93.81 percent of all these Photo plates, film, exposed and developed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $358.96 million of the $382.64 million total