Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Plastic boxes, containers

Plastic boxes, containers, the No. 55 export by value totaled $489.24 million for the month of March, $1.37 billion through March of 2019, and $5.54 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$512.96 M
2Canada$480.64 M
3United Kingdom$36.49 M
4Japan$31.83 M
5China$27.53 M
6Germany$23.69 M
7Dominican Republic$17.57 M
8Belgium$16.82 M
9The Netherlands$16.77 M
10Ireland$16.61 M
Data loading...
January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.37 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $208,299,669
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $127,143,291
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $103,357,227
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $73,589,600
5El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $68,484,286
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $61,303,848
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $54,932,296
8Port of New York $54,804,860
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $43,017,765
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $36,661,105

U.S. exports of Plastic boxes, containers increased 0.76 percent through March to $1.37 billion

U.S. exports of Plastic boxes, containers increased 0.76 percent from $1.36 billion to $1.37 billion 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 55 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 52 for the last full year with a total value of $5.54 billion, a $301.94 million, 5.77 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $512,956,283
2Canada $480,643,089
3United Kingdom $36,493,703
4Japan $31,828,259
5China $27,527,010
6Germany $23,694,234
7Dominican Republic $17,568,132
8Belgium $16,815,672
9The Netherlands $16,768,575
10Ireland $16,611,802

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $424,769,661
2Detroit $245,332,775
3Buffalo $133,732,036
4San Diego $110,561,432
5New York City $105,446,589
6Los Angeles $89,306,076
7El Paso $81,166,961
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $75,799,411
9Low Value Shipments $54,153,893
10Seattle $52,562,672

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 Laredo fell 12.08 percent compared to last year to $208.3 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 11.78 percent compared to last year to $127.14 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.14 percent compared to last year to $103.36 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 1.29 percent compared to last year to $73.59 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 3.3 percent compared to last year to $68.48 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 Mexico decreased $23.66 million, 4.41 percent, (37.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $13.88 million, 2.97 percent, (34.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $5.03 million, 15.98 percent, (2.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $1.69 million, 5.59 percent, (2.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $1.71 million, 5.84 percent, (2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.29 percent of all these Plastic boxes, containers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.09 billion of the $1.37 billion total.

All totaled, 42.28 percent of all these Plastic boxes, containers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $580.87 million of the $1.37 billion total