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

Exports: Uncoated paper, paperboard

Uncoated paper, paperboard, the No. 249 export by value totaled $87.37 million for the month of December, $1.07 billion through December of 2018, and $976.47 million 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
1Canada$419.04 M
2Mexico$328.12 M
3Costa Rica$57.85 M
4Guatemala$47.77 M
5Honduras$45.8 M
6Colombia$37.59 M
7Dominican Republic$16.66 M
8El Salvador$11.73 M
9India$11.61 M
10China$11.39 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.07 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $189,436,333
2Port Laredo $118,972,457
3Port of Wilmington, Dela. $102,616,737
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $78,747,832
5Port of Gulfport, Miss. $58,208,789
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $56,416,951
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $43,399,398
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $30,699,059
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $29,106,484
10International Falls, Minn. $28,374,504

U.S. exports of Uncoated paper, paperboard increased 9.85 percent through December to $1.07 billion

U.S. exports of Uncoated paper, paperboard increased 9.85 percent from $976.47 million to $1.07 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 249 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 251 for the last full year with a total value of $976.47 million, a $151.12 million, 18.31 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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..

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 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $419,039,221
2Mexico $328,124,437
3Costa Rica $57,851,304
4Guatemala $47,768,944
5Honduras $45,797,890
6Colombia $37,591,883
7Dominican Republic $16,663,666
8El Salvador $11,728,613
9India $11,611,354
10China $11,386,299

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1BUFFALO, NY $88,960,376
2LAREDO, TX $76,280,944
3PHILADELPHIA, PA $64,964,892
4SAN DIEGO, CA $51,897,374
5OGDENSBURG, NY $36,563,832
6SEATTLE, WA $29,847,570
7MOBILE, AL $29,457,638
8DETROIT, MI $21,477,516
9EL PASO, TX $19,064,406
10NEW YORK CITY, NY $18,778,514

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 7.74 percent compared to last year to $189.44 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 2.31 percent compared to last year to $118.97 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 25.63 percent compared to last year to $102.62 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 10.04 percent compared to last year to $78.75 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. rose 15.69 percent compared to last year to $58.21 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 increased $46.52 million, 12.49 percent, (39.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $13.6 million, 3.98 percent, (30.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Costa Rica increased $11.9 million, 25.9 percent, (5.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Guatemala increased $5.29 million, 12.44 percent, (4.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Honduras increased $7.81 million, 20.56 percent, (4.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.77 percent of all these Uncoated paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $898.58 million of the $1.07 billion total.

All totaled, 51.09 percent of all these Uncoated paper, paperboard exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $547.98 million of the $1.07 billion total