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

Exports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 58 export by value totaled $393.83 million for the month of December, $5.41 billion through December 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$1.38 B
2Mexico$1.13 B
3China$547.89 M
4Germany$230.61 M
5United Kingdom$194.67 M
6The Netherlands$154.86 M
7Belgium$138.58 M
8Japan$131.17 M
9Taiwan$121.96 M
10Brazil$121.95 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.41 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $542,872,231
2Port of New York $469,751,387
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $366,972,444
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $350,448,024
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $334,979,046
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $305,618,213
7Port of Los Angeles $277,973,321
8Port of Long Beach $203,759,290
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $179,063,276
10Port of Virginia $156,454,763

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 0.42 percent through December to $5.41 billion

U.S. exports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 0.42 percent from $5.39 billion to $5.41 billion in 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 58 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 53 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,383,792,378
2Mexico $1,133,114,825
3China $547,891,899
4Germany $230,606,937
5United Kingdom $194,674,753
6The Netherlands $154,861,536
7Belgium $138,578,995
8Japan $131,174,613
9Taiwan $121,955,298
10Brazil $121,949,852

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $318,472,642
2DETROIT, MI $317,438,328
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $311,350,132
4LOS ANGELES, CA $259,464,204
5BUFFALO, NY $151,190,528
6CHICAGO, IL $146,074,434
7SAN DIEGO, CA $107,625,798
8PHILADELPHIA, PA $103,846,814
9OGDENSBURG, NY $77,775,072
10NORFOLK, VA $71,761,186

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 0.25 percent compared to last year to $542.87 million.
  • Port of New York rose 9.76 percent compared to last year to $469.75 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 3.79 percent compared to last year to $366.97 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 2.74 percent compared to last year to $350.45 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.99 percent compared to last year to $334.98 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 $43.44 million, 3.24 percent, (25.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $15.64 million, 1.4 percent, (20.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $17.82 million, 3.15 percent, (10.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $829,407, 0.36 percent, (4.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $751,493, 0.38 percent, (3.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.51 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.49 billion of the $5.41 billion total.

All totaled, 38.17 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.07 billion of the $5.41 billion total