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

Exports: Plastic tableware and other products

Plastic tableware and other products, the No. 276 export by value totaled $79.72 million for the month of October, $752.47 million through October of 2018, and $885.22 million 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$350.92 M
2Mexico$72.45 M
3United Kingdom$26.92 M
4Germany$15.56 M
5Panama$14.47 M
6Costa Rica$13.35 M
7Australia$11.99 M
8Japan$10.73 M
9Chile$9.5 M
10Honduras$9.12 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $752.47 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports $111,560,720
2Port of New York $83,953,412
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $59,125,247
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $58,393,712
5Port Laredo $45,868,537
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $43,530,142
7Port of Los Angeles $29,286,844
8Port of Long Beach $27,248,767
9Port Everglades, Fla. $26,304,788
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $23,095,974

U.S. exports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 2.11 percent through October to $752.47 million

U.S. exports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 2.11 percent from $736.93 million to $752.47 million 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 276 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 269 for the last full year with a total value of $885.22 million, a $4.78 million, 0.54 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Panama. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Panama and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $350,917,170
2Mexico $72,445,258
3United Kingdom $26,924,807
4Germany $15,563,163
5Panama $14,471,205
6Costa Rica $13,351,822
7Australia $11,993,504
8Japan $10,734,397
9Chile $9,500,505
10Honduras $9,117,462

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $19,276,095
2Detroit $15,780,262
3New York City $14,762,537
4Los Angeles $11,149,988
5Laredo $10,153,183
6Buffalo $9,878,407
7Miami $8,889,851
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $5,804,510
9Seattle $4,128,016
10Charleston $2,909,933

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:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 0.98 percent compared to last year to $111.56 million.
  • Port of New York rose 7.65 percent compared to last year to $83.95 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 10.41 percent compared to last year to $59.13 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 1.91 percent compared to last year to $58.39 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.37 percent compared to last year to $45.87 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 $3.9 million, 1.12 percent, (46.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $636,649, 0.89 percent, (9.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $2.95 million, 9.88 percent, (3.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $62,364, 0.4 percent, (2.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Panama decreased $1.93 million, 11.79 percent, (1.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.83 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $480.32 million of the $752.47 million total.

All totaled, 47.7 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $358.9 million of the $752.47 million total