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

Exports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 350 export by value totaled $50.04 million for the month of March, $136.29 million through March of 2019, and $610.78 million 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
1Canada$67.29 M
2Mexico$16.73 M
3United Kingdom$5.08 M
4Australia$3.46 M
5Japan$3.42 M
6Dominican Republic$2.98 M
7Germany$2.51 M
8The Netherlands$1.94 M
9South Korea$1.77 M
10China$1.71 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $136.29 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $13,473,077
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $9,437,142
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $9,140,760
4Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $8,335,223
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $7,741,610
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $5,825,624
7Port Miami $5,172,545
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $4,898,238
9Port Everglades, Fla. $4,733,290
10Port Laredo $4,531,586

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 11.29 percent through March to $136.29 million

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 11.29 percent from $153.64 million to $136.29 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 350 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 334 for the last full year with a total value of $610.78 million, a $8.64 million, 1.40 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $67,289,362
2Mexico $16,725,218
3United Kingdom $5,079,784
4Australia $3,463,678
5Japan $3,416,450
6Dominican Republic $2,978,912
7Germany $2,508,213
8The Netherlands $1,942,676
9South Korea $1,768,380
10China $1,708,591

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $25,556,600
2Seattle $23,142,444
3Pembina, N.D. $15,530,994
4Buffalo $13,431,003
5Laredo $13,299,505
6Low Value Shipments $12,244,661
7Miami $11,822,370
8Los Angeles $8,636,785
9New York City $8,045,220
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,529,606

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 22.07 percent compared to last year to $13.47 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 0.26 percent compared to last year to $9.44 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 16.5 percent compared to last year to $9.14 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 39.29 percent compared to last year to $8.34 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 4.61 percent compared to last year to $7.74 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 $21.22 million, 23.97 percent, (49.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $147,343, 0.89 percent, (12.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $784,565, 13.38 percent, (3.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $437,704, 14.46 percent, (2.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $1.1 million, 47.6 percent, (2.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.42 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $95.97 million of the $136.29 million total.

All totaled, 35.31 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $48.13 million of the $136.29 million total