Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 62 export by value totaled $412.18 million for the month of February, $823.52 million through February of 2020, and $5.17 billion for all of 2019, 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$206.45 M
2Mexico$174.72 M
3China$76.89 M
4Germany$34.83 M
5United Kingdom$28.07 M
6The Netherlands$25.1 M
7Belgium$22.94 M
8Japan$22.5 M
9Taiwan$19.76 M
10Brazil$17.76 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $823.52 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $81,620,035
2Port of New York $67,687,830
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $55,117,033
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $52,206,251
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $46,337,811
6Port of Long Beach $45,378,623
7Port of Los Angeles $37,734,405
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $34,390,686
9Port of Virginia $30,549,261
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $26,141,188

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 2.41 percent through February to $823.52 million

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 2.41 percent from $843.87 million to $823.52 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 62 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 57 for the last full year with a total value of $5.17 billion, a $237.96 million, 4.40 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $206,449,564
2Mexico $174,720,500
3China $76,893,882
4Germany $34,832,057
5United Kingdom $28,071,854
6The Netherlands $25,100,556
7Belgium $22,938,242
8Japan $22,498,864
9Taiwan $19,759,905
10Brazil $17,758,474

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $104,378,468
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $92,729,414
3LOS ANGELES, CA $87,684,774
4LAREDO, TX $84,448,198
5CHICAGO, IL $50,973,658
6BUFFALO, NY $41,506,548
7SAN DIEGO, CA $31,490,110
8NORFOLK, VA $29,088,756
9PHILADELPHIA, PA $25,910,088
10MIAMI, FL $22,510,006

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 4.79 percent compared to last year to $81.62 million.
  • Port of New York fell 6.37 percent compared to last year to $67.69 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 6.62 percent compared to last year to $55.12 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 9.96 percent compared to last year to $52.21 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 11.76 percent compared to last year to $46.34 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 $6.32 million, 2.97 percent, (25.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $6.51 million, 3.59 percent, (21.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $260,427, 0.34 percent, (9.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $2.44 million, 6.54 percent, (4.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $5.23 million, 15.7 percent, (3.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.26 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $520.97 million of the $823.52 million total.

All totaled, 36.79 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $302.97 million of the $823.52 million total