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

Exports: Plastic tableware and other products

Plastic tableware and other products, the No. 293 export by value totaled $57.83 million for the month of February, $121.17 million through February 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$54.29 M
2Mexico$13.42 M
3United Kingdom$5.08 M
4Japan$2.59 M
5Germany$2.38 M
6Panama$2.06 M
7Costa Rica$1.94 M
8Australia$1.9 M
9Dominican Republic$1.68 M
10Belgium$1.55 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $121.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports $20,153,110
2Port of New York $12,176,185
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $9,145,807
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $8,653,337
5Port Laredo $7,975,322
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,436,739
7Port of Los Angeles $4,955,838
8Port of Long Beach $4,924,012
9Port Everglades, Fla. $4,121,714
10Port Miami $3,823,665

U.S. exports of Plastic tableware and other products decreased 3.11 percent through February to $121.17 million

U.S. exports of Plastic tableware and other products decreased 3.11 percent from $125.05 million to $121.17 million through the first two 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 293 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 287 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Japan 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.

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 Australia. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $54,289,760
2Mexico $13,422,803
3United Kingdom $5,077,364
4Japan $2,588,628
5Germany $2,375,027
6Panama $2,063,222
7Costa Rica $1,944,025
8Australia $1,903,649
9Dominican Republic $1,675,010
10Belgium $1,550,859

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 4.55 percent compared to last year to $20.15 million.
  • Port of New York fell 5.84 percent compared to last year to $12.18 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 2.94 percent compared to last year to $9.15 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 12.4 percent compared to last year to $8.65 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 17.26 percent compared to last year to $7.98 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 decreased $2.73 million, 4.8 percent, (44.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $937,336, 6.53 percent, (11.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $1.17 million, 29.87 percent, (4.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $571,048, 28.3 percent, (2.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $105,938, 4.27 percent, (1.96 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.17 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $77.75 million of the $121.17 million total.

All totaled, 47.95 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $58.1 million of the $121.17 million total