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

Exports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 355 export by value totaled $45.12 million for the month of July, $321.02 million through July 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$69.63 M
2Germany$43.96 M
3Canada$36.41 M
4Brazil$22.93 M
5Mexico$22.57 M
6India$21.87 M
7United Kingdom$11.85 M
8Japan$10.5 M
9Argentina$9.1 M
10Colombia$7.23 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $321.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $53,637,594
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $48,379,468
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $32,610,024
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $23,239,131
5Port Laredo $18,443,817
6Port Everglades, Fla. $14,501,528
7Port of Newark $14,301,739
8Port Miami $12,793,060
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $10,745,216
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $10,312,976

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 6.09 percent through July to $321.02 million

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 6.09 percent from $341.83 million to $321.02 million through the first seven 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 355 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 347 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 July 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $69,631,568
2Germany $43,959,592
3Canada $36,412,943
4Brazil $22,932,393
5Mexico $22,571,325
6India $21,866,430
7United Kingdom $11,849,796
8Japan $10,497,043
9Argentina $9,104,356
10Colombia $7,229,695

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York rose 7.71 percent compared to last year to $53.64 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 39.01 percent compared to last year to $48.38 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 83.54 percent compared to last year to $32.61 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 5.04 percent compared to last year to $23.24 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 31.28 percent compared to last year to $18.44 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 $4.04 million, 5.49 percent, (21.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany increased $3.26 million, 8.01 percent, (13.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $498,130, 1.35 percent, (11.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil decreased $1.3 million, 5.35 percent, (7.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $9.37 million, 29.34 percent, (7.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.9 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $195.51 million of the $321.02 million total.

All totaled, 54.92 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $176.31 million of the $321.02 million total