Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Photo plates, film, exposed and developed

Photo plates, film, exposed and developed, the No. 351 export by value totaled $55.7 million for the month of December, $552.42 million in 2019, and $382.64 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

RankCountry2019
1Israel$183.31 M
2Ireland$145.94 M
3Taiwan$83.85 M
4Japan$46.37 M
5Singapore$38.56 M
6China$16.23 M
7The Netherlands$10.37 M
8South Korea$8.7 M
9Germany$7.87 M
10Belgium$2.96 M
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U.S. exports of Photo plates, film, exposed and developed increased 44.37 percent through December 2019 to $552.42 million

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film, exposed and developed increased 44.37 percent from $382.64 million to $552.42 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 351 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 440 for the last full year with a total value of $382.64 million, a $58.13 million, 17.91 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Israel, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 Taiwan, 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 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Israel $183,312,925
2Ireland $145,938,988
3Taiwan $83,846,015
4Japan $46,367,707
5Singapore $38,563,535
6China $16,234,516
7The Netherlands $10,371,852
8South Korea $8,704,421
9Germany $7,865,444
10Belgium $2,957,143

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $56,962,337
2Los Angeles $38,780,942
3New Orleans $16,463,471
4Anchorage $11,953,063
5Cleveland $2,668,009
6New York City $2,264,027
7Boston $837,485
8Seattle $430,029
9Dallas $226,719
10Philadelphia $218,115

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 46.79 percent compared to last year to $243.06 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 52.85 percent compared to last year to $155.41 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 61.23 percent compared to last year to $72.39 million.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 10.47 percent compared to last year to $43.79 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 8.65 percent compared to last year to $6.54 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 Israel increased $122.36 million, 200.75 percent, (33.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Ireland increased $23.33 million, 19.03 percent, (26.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Taiwan increased $13.41 million, 19.04 percent, (15.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $4.62 million, 11.06 percent, (8.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $5.16 million, 15.44 percent, (6.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.15 percent of all these Photo plates, film, exposed and developed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $498.03 million of the $552.42 million total.

All totaled, 94.35 percent of all these Photo plates, film, exposed and developed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $521.19 million of the $552.42 million total