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

Exports: Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings

Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings, the No. 108 export by value totaled $223.04 million for the month of December, $3.09 billion through December 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$1.21 B
2Canada$630.89 M
3China$125.02 M
4Japan$78.45 M
5Singapore$76.89 M
6United Kingdom$75.2 M
7Saudi Arabia$71 M
8France$65.1 M
9Germany$57.52 M
10Costa Rica$49.63 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.09 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $564,336,610
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $199,396,449
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $198,654,177
4Port of Houston $134,030,960
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $124,841,535
6Port of Long Beach $102,309,817
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $93,217,741
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $91,325,508
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $88,782,016
10Pharr International Bridge in Texas $88,665,496

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings increased 13.69 percent through December to $3.09 billion

U.S. exports of Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings increased 13.69 percent from $2.72 billion to $3.09 billion in 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 108 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 115 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 December 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 United Kingdom. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,207,347,674
2Canada $630,892,954
3China $125,022,064
4Japan $78,453,039
5Singapore $76,892,395
6United Kingdom $75,200,062
7Saudi Arabia $71,004,284
8France $65,101,682
9Germany $57,522,365
10Costa Rica $49,631,692

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $326,366,202
2SAN DIEGO, CA $100,865,592
3LOS ANGELES, CA $97,220,734
4EL PASO, TX $89,278,796
5DETROIT, MI $77,139,606
6NEW YORK CITY, NY $63,715,432
7BUFFALO, NY $55,270,864
8MIAMI, FL $53,548,426
9HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $49,822,166
10CLEVELAND, OH $39,035,298

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 25.94 percent compared to last year to $564.34 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 4.95 percent compared to last year to $199.4 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 1.75 percent compared to last year to $198.65 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 32.57 percent compared to last year to $134.03 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 15.33 percent compared to last year to $124.84 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 $155.19 million, 14.75 percent, (39.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $34.72 million, 5.82 percent, (20.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $16.24 million, 14.93 percent, (4.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $26.54 million, 51.13 percent, (2.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $13.02 million, 20.38 percent, (2.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.55 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.12 billion of the $3.09 billion total.

All totaled, 39.52 percent of all these Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.22 billion of the $3.09 billion total