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

Exports: Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings

Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings, the No. 109 export by value totaled $267.06 million for the month of March, $733.04 million through March of 2019, and $3.09 billion 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
1Mexico$261.9 M
2Canada$154.84 M
3China$27.43 M
4United Kingdom$27.12 M
5Singapore$23 M
6France$20.37 M
7Japan$14.89 M
8Germany$14.64 M
9Costa Rica$13.94 M
10Saudi Arabia$13.71 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $733.04 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $104,961,590
2Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $51,199,118
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $43,331,940
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $34,232,371
5Port of Houston $28,928,507
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $24,418,128
7Port of Los Angeles $21,734,015
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $21,722,573
9Pharr International Bridge in Texas $21,676,613
10Philadelphia International Airport $20,768,624

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings decreased 2.24 percent through March to $733.04 million

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings decreased 2.24 percent from $749.84 million to $733.04 million through the first three 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 109 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 108 for the last full year with a total value of $3.09 billion, a $372.25 million, 13.69 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $261,897,057
2Canada $154,836,880
3China $27,433,952
4United Kingdom $27,124,915
5Singapore $22,996,376
6France $20,367,794
7Japan $14,888,629
8Germany $14,641,620
9Costa Rica $13,943,652
10Saudi Arabia $13,710,191

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $212,232,662
2San Diego $70,236,000
3Los Angeles $66,924,431
4El Paso $61,669,209
5Detroit $51,705,619
6New York City $43,457,792
7Miami $38,500,873
8Buffalo $38,457,776
9Houston $38,419,710
10Cleveland $27,298,499

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 35.11 percent compared to last year to $104.96 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 6.59 percent compared to last year to $51.2 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 10.25 percent compared to last year to $43.33 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 13.01 percent compared to last year to $34.23 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 16.6 percent compared to last year to $28.93 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 Mexico decreased $52.85 million, 16.79 percent, (35.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $8.39 million, 5.73 percent, (21.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $2.31 million, 7.78 percent, (3.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $4.88 million, 21.95 percent, (3.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $4.67 million, 25.49 percent, (3.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.43 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $494.29 million of the $733.04 million total.

All totaled, 35.83 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $262.65 million of the $733.04 million total