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

Exports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 352 export by value totaled $42.05 million for the month of December, $574.54 million through December 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$115.23 M
2Germany$69.94 M
3Canada$64.18 M
4Mexico$51.47 M
5Brazil$36.04 M
6India$32.22 M
7Belgium$22.46 M
8Japan$20.47 M
9Argentina$15.36 M
10United Kingdom$14.19 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $574.54 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $88,906,549
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $61,088,635
3Port Laredo $42,827,921
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $42,006,398
5Port of Newark $39,561,216
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $29,705,757
7Port Everglades, Fla. $27,971,937
8Port of Charleston $23,190,234
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $22,036,173
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $19,934,032

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 2.51 percent through December to $574.54 million

U.S. exports of Photo plates, film decreased 2.51 percent from $589.35 million to $574.54 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 352 through December 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $115,229,256
2Germany $69,944,329
3Canada $64,180,846
4Mexico $51,466,002
5Brazil $36,042,442
6India $32,223,151
7Belgium $22,464,761
8Japan $20,472,962
9Argentina $15,355,762
10United Kingdom $14,185,016

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $54,671,022
2SAVANNAH, GA $35,400,696
3MIAMI, FL $23,035,906
4LAREDO, TX $20,298,616
5SAN FRANCISCO, CA $18,838,068
6BUFFALO, NY $18,801,710
7SEATTLE, WA $15,739,756
8LOS ANGELES, CA $12,364,010
9CHARLESTON, SC $9,523,082
10DETROIT, MI $8,782,938

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New York rose 6.16 percent compared to last year to $88.91 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 7.18 percent compared to last year to $61.09 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 10.94 percent compared to last year to $42.83 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 14.83 percent compared to last year to $42.01 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 66.49 percent compared to last year to $39.56 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 $15.7 million, 11.99 percent, (20.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany decreased $7.6 million, 9.8 percent, (12.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $8.26 million, 11.4 percent, (11.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $5.29 million, 9.32 percent, (8.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Brazil increased $136,460, 0.38 percent, (6.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 58.63 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $336.86 million of the $574.54 million total.

All totaled, 47.76 percent of all these Photo plates, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $274.39 million of the $574.54 million total