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

Exports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 59 export by value totaled $473.78 million for the month of March, $1.32 billion through March of 2019, and $5.41 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

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$328.96 M
2Mexico$283.54 M
3China$128.55 M
4Germany$60.19 M
5United Kingdom$52.42 M
6Japan$38.17 M
7The Netherlands$36.06 M
8Belgium$35.86 M
9Brazil$26.15 M
10Singapore$25.73 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.32 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $132,999,572
2Port of New York $116,969,118
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $89,938,149
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $81,406,161
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $81,329,156
6Port of Los Angeles $72,898,949
7Port of Long Beach $56,060,418
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $55,400,172
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $46,083,755
10Port of Virginia $38,935,955

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 2.13 percent through March to $1.32 billion

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 2.13 percent from $1.35 billion to $1.32 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 59 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 54 for the last full year with a total value of $5.41 billion, a $22.81 million, 0.42 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $328,955,866
2Mexico $283,539,167
3China $128,551,099
4Germany $60,193,433
5United Kingdom $52,423,622
6Japan $38,169,337
7The Netherlands $36,058,808
8Belgium $35,863,485
9Brazil $26,152,575
10Singapore $25,730,836

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $218,578,534
2Laredo $214,699,328
3New York City $208,297,739
4Los Angeles $168,284,515
5Buffalo $103,532,549
6Chicago $100,154,461
7San Diego $71,680,904
8Philadelphia $64,278,940
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $54,943,512
10Norfolk $47,915,569

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 2.15 percent compared to last year to $133 million.
  • Port of New York rose 3.75 percent compared to last year to $116.97 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.22 percent compared to last year to $89.94 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 3.79 percent compared to last year to $81.41 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 4.2 percent compared to last year to $81.33 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 decreased $12.51 million, 3.66 percent, (24.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $2.76 million, 0.98 percent, (21.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $642,168, 0.5 percent, (9.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $5.01 million, 9.08 percent, (4.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $398,111, 0.75 percent, (3.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.79 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $853.66 million of the $1.32 billion total.

All totaled, 38.15 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $502.64 million of the $1.32 billion total