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

Exports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 56 export by value totaled $454.11 million for the month of October, $4.58 billion through October of 2018, and $5.39 billion 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
1Canada$1.18 B
2Mexico$960.43 M
3China$465.04 M
4Germany$193.67 M
5United Kingdom$163.24 M
6The Netherlands$132.42 M
7Belgium$115.47 M
8Japan$109.71 M
9Brazil$105.56 M
10Taiwan$102.1 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.58 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $458,782,956
2Port of New York $395,632,245
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $314,281,740
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $299,381,752
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $285,814,684
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $259,796,435
7Port of Los Angeles $242,041,653
8Port of Long Beach $168,058,977
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $152,817,418
10Port of Virginia $133,479,410

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 1.16 percent through October to $4.58 billion

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 1.16 percent from $4.53 billion to $4.58 billion through the first 10 months of 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 56 through October 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 $5.39 billion, a $363.44 million, 7.23 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,176,571,034
2Mexico $960,432,556
3China $465,041,455
4Germany $193,669,364
5United Kingdom $163,239,827
6The Netherlands $132,418,569
7Belgium $115,469,980
8Japan $109,711,607
9Brazil $105,560,403
10Taiwan $102,099,490

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $113,456,551
2Detroit $112,770,922
3New York City $101,122,389
4Los Angeles $85,675,013
5Buffalo $54,361,815
6Chicago $53,792,300
7San Diego $37,142,110
8Philadelphia $34,013,734
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $26,192,388
10Norfolk $24,940,216

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 0.8 percent compared to last year to $458.78 million.
  • Port of New York rose 11.76 percent compared to last year to $395.63 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 3.57 percent compared to last year to $314.28 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 3.8 percent compared to last year to $299.38 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 5.32 percent compared to last year to $285.81 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 Canada increased $43.42 million, 3.83 percent, (25.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $12.54 million, 1.32 percent, (20.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $401,139, 0.09 percent, (10.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $1.58 million, 0.81 percent, (4.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $3.35 million, 2.01 percent, (3.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.58 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.96 billion of the $4.58 billion total.

All totaled, 38.28 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.75 billion of the $4.58 billion total