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

Exports: Plastic tableware and other products

Plastic tableware and other products, the No. 281 export by value totaled $73.47 million for the month of August, $560.54 million through August of 2019, and $886.37 million 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$266.87 M
2Mexico$57.88 M
3United Kingdom$18.31 M
4Germany$10.64 M
5Belgium$9.79 M
6Japan$9.71 M
7Panama$9.41 M
8Australia$8.91 M
9Costa Rica$7.87 M
10Philippines$7.14 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $560.54 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports $92,392,267
2Port of New York $54,575,022
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $49,180,411
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $41,298,599
5Port Laredo $36,144,846
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $28,573,943
7Port of Los Angeles $23,356,708
8Port of Long Beach $19,705,195
9Port Miami $18,785,400
10Port Everglades, Fla. $17,980,188

U.S. exports of Plastic tableware and other products decreased 6.54 percent through August to $560.54 million

U.S. exports of Plastic tableware and other products decreased 6.54 percent from $599.75 million to $560.54 million through the first eight 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 281 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 278 for the last full year with a total value of $886.37 million, a $1.15 million, 0.13 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Belgium. 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Costa Rica. 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $266,873,949
2Mexico $57,881,496
3United Kingdom $18,308,741
4Germany $10,643,171
5Belgium $9,788,472
6Japan $9,710,751
7Panama $9,413,447
8Australia $8,913,818
9Costa Rica $7,871,426
10Philippines $7,141,812

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Low Value Shipments $40,428,698
2New York City $33,196,506
3Detroit $28,871,955
4Los Angeles $22,767,988
5Miami $21,192,941
6Laredo $20,853,986
7Buffalo $18,582,009
8Seattle $11,058,875
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $10,537,184
10San Diego $5,831,293

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.2 percent compared to last year to $92.39 million.
  • Port of New York fell 14.56 percent compared to last year to $54.58 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.37 percent compared to last year to $49.18 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 16.39 percent compared to last year to $41.3 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 1.3 percent compared to last year to $36.14 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 $20.45 million, 7.12 percent, (47.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $1.11 million, 1.95 percent, (10.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $3.11 million, 14.52 percent, (3.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $1.88 million, 15 percent, (1.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $2.95 million, 43.07 percent, (1.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.85 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $363.5 million of the $560.54 million total.

All totaled, 48.81 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $273.59 million of the $560.54 million total