Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Uncoated paper, paperboard

Uncoated paper, paperboard, the No. 244 export by value totaled $69.73 million for the month of December, $993.45 million in 2019, and $1.07 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$372.77 M
2Mexico$338.97 M
3Costa Rica$62.73 M
4Guatemala$36.4 M
5Honduras$29.52 M
6Colombia$25.72 M
7China$18.08 M
8Dominican Republic$14.73 M
9El Salvador$13.15 M
10Thailand$8.09 M
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U.S. exports of Uncoated paper, paperboard decreased 7.38 percent through December 2019 to $993.45 million

U.S. exports of Uncoated paper, paperboard decreased 7.38 percent from $1.07 billion to $993.45 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 244 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 249 for the last full year with a total value of $1.07 billion, a $96.16 million, 9.85 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Honduras. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Honduras. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Gulfport, Miss..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $372,774,119
2Mexico $338,968,714
3Costa Rica $62,730,397
4Guatemala $36,399,053
5Honduras $29,521,241
6Colombia $25,724,483
7China $18,077,532
8Dominican Republic $14,732,631
9El Salvador $13,147,306
10Thailand $8,092,981

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $59,393,812
2Laredo $50,944,297
3Philadelphia $43,560,406
4San Diego $35,509,139
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $27,181,454
6Mobile $21,226,356
7Seattle $18,417,663
8Detroit $13,874,964
9El Paso $12,950,328
10New York City $11,991,081

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 22.7 percent compared to last year to $146.44 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.81 percent compared to last year to $128.27 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. fell 14.59 percent compared to last year to $87.65 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 6.81 percent compared to last year to $84.11 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 13.13 percent compared to last year to $49.01 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 $46.27 million, 11.04 percent, (37.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $10.84 million, 3.3 percent, (34.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Costa Rica increased $4.88 million, 8.43 percent, (6.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Guatemala decreased $11.37 million, 23.8 percent, (3.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Honduras decreased $16.28 million, 35.54 percent, (2.97 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.59 percent of all these Uncoated paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $840.39 million of the $993.45 million total.

All totaled, 49.87 percent of all these Uncoated paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $495.47 million of the $993.45 million total