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

Exports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 339 export by value totaled $51.45 million for the month of October, $523.4 million through October of 2018, and $619.42 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$295.44 M
2Mexico$59.36 M
3United Kingdom$17.9 M
4Australia$12.28 M
5China$12 M
6Japan$9.09 M
7Germany$6.37 M
8South Korea$5.91 M
9Afghanistan$4.98 M
10Dominican Republic$4.95 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $523.4 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $55,141,798
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $44,269,211
3Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $39,421,086
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $36,420,606
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $30,845,133
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $29,417,316
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $18,171,233
8Port Everglades, Fla. $17,260,703
9Port Laredo $17,163,342
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $14,366,188

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 0.53 percent through October to $523.4 million

U.S. exports of Misc. builders’ plastics decreased 0.53 percent from $526.18 million to $523.4 million 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 339 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 329 for the last full year with a total value of $619.42 million, a $20.37 million, 3.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $295,442,509
2Mexico $59,357,026
3United Kingdom $17,904,330
4Australia $12,278,349
5China $11,999,821
6Japan $9,090,717
7Germany $6,374,927
8South Korea $5,909,706
9Afghanistan $4,976,664
10Dominican Republic $4,953,635

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $13,891,964
2Detroit $12,906,901
3Pembina, N.D. $9,842,694
4Buffalo $7,015,317
5Laredo $6,311,821
6Miami $6,082,896
7Low Value Shipments $5,936,895
8New York City $4,241,115
9Los Angeles $4,228,383
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,643,686

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 33.59 percent compared to last year to $55.14 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 3.24 percent compared to last year to $44.27 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 20.78 percent compared to last year to $39.42 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 5.26 percent compared to last year to $36.42 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 11.13 percent compared to last year to $30.85 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 $8.07 million, 2.66 percent, (56.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $369,541, 0.63 percent, (11.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $331,315, 1.89 percent, (3.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia increased $1.63 million, 15.3 percent, (2.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $2.33 million, 24.13 percent, (2.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.85 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $396.98 million of the $523.4 million total.

All totaled, 39.38 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $206.1 million of the $523.4 million total