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

Exports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 59 export by value totaled $422.89 million for the month of July, $3.09 billion through July 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$789.79 M
2Mexico$654.61 M
3China$309.32 M
4Germany$131.28 M
5United Kingdom$118.88 M
6The Netherlands$93.99 M
7Belgium$86.64 M
8Japan$86.37 M
9Brazil$60.6 M
10Taiwan$56.42 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.09 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $308,315,916
2Port of New York $260,338,025
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $207,524,888
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $194,565,226
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $191,415,430
6Port of Los Angeles $155,354,886
7Port of Long Beach $141,053,881
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $124,328,034
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $109,040,988
10Port of Virginia $94,218,535

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 5.08 percent through July to $3.09 billion

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 5.08 percent from $3.25 billion to $3.09 billion 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 59 through July 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 July 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $789,791,091
2Mexico $654,613,406
3China $309,318,833
4Germany $131,276,977
5United Kingdom $118,880,442
6The Netherlands $93,985,198
7Belgium $86,639,221
8Japan $86,371,555
9Brazil $60,604,536
10Taiwan $56,417,214

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 3.41 percent compared to last year to $308.32 million.
  • Port of New York fell 8.94 percent compared to last year to $260.34 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.96 percent compared to last year to $207.52 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 6.36 percent compared to last year to $194.57 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 3.69 percent compared to last year to $191.42 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 $23.32 million, 2.87 percent, (25.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $16.73 million, 2.49 percent, (21.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $48.24 million, 13.49 percent, (10.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $2.73 million, 2.04 percent, (4.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $2.81 million, 2.42 percent, (3.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.88 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $2 billion of the $3.09 billion total.

All totaled, 37.63 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.16 billion of the $3.09 billion total