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

Exports: Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings

Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings, the No. 106 export by value totaled $264.3 million for the month of October, $2.62 billion through October of 2018, and $2.72 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
1Mexico$1.04 B
2Canada$545.1 M
3China$104.29 M
4Japan$69.59 M
5Singapore$64.73 M
6United Kingdom$64.51 M
7Saudi Arabia$63.88 M
8France$54.56 M
9Germany$48.86 M
10Costa Rica$40.73 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.62 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $488,352,117
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $170,120,564
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $168,596,080
4Port of Houston $112,837,119
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $105,729,276
6Port of Long Beach $87,368,234
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $82,754,565
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $78,915,933
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $76,158,658
10Pharr International Bridge in Texas $74,955,618

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings increased 15.03 percent through October to $2.62 billion

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings increased 15.03 percent from $2.28 billion to $2.62 billion 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 106 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 112 for the last full year with a total value of $2.72 billion, a $113.79 million, 4.37 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Japan. 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.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,035,194,902
2Canada $545,104,749
3China $104,291,549
4Japan $69,590,493
5Singapore $64,734,763
6United Kingdom $64,512,275
7Saudi Arabia $63,881,134
8France $54,562,646
9Germany $48,861,151
10Costa Rica $40,728,894

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $115,354,041
2San Diego $35,368,163
3El Paso $32,199,451
4Los Angeles $29,815,632
5Detroit $27,587,445
6New York City $20,618,269
7Buffalo $19,345,517
8Miami $17,381,583
9Houston $14,960,617
10Low Value Shipments $12,956,209

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:

  • Port Laredo rose 28.97 percent compared to last year to $488.35 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 8 percent compared to last year to $170.12 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 1.88 percent compared to last year to $168.6 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 42.11 percent compared to last year to $112.84 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 18.21 percent compared to last year to $105.73 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 increased $149.53 million, 16.88 percent, (39.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $35.31 million, 6.93 percent, (20.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $15.53 million, 17.49 percent, (3.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $26.47 million, 61.39 percent, (2.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $11.32 million, 21.2 percent, (2.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.38 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.82 billion of the $2.62 billion total.

All totaled, 39.88 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.05 billion of the $2.62 billion total