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

Imports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 96 import by value totaled $434.77 million for the month of March, $1.23 billion through March of 2019, and $5 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$334.17 M
2Mexico$136.98 M
3Germany$84.47 M
4Oman$81.59 M
5South Korea$76.74 M
6China$71.63 M
7Japan$63.47 M
8Taiwan$49.35 M
9United Kingdom$43.93 M
10Italy$35.98 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.23 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $184,795,172
2Port of Los Angeles $123,789,248
3Port Laredo $90,895,754
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $90,293,929
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $82,455,615
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $66,880,579
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $60,524,265
8Port of Virginia $57,405,414
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $52,000,915
10Port of Charleston $50,011,833

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 2.45 percent through March to $1.23 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 2.45 percent from $1.2 billion to $1.23 billion 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 96 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 99 for the last full year with a total value of $5 billion, a $434.59 million, 9.51 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Oman and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $334,167,418
2Mexico $136,980,989
3Germany $84,467,315
4Oman $81,589,565
5South Korea $76,736,271
6China $71,634,310
7Japan $63,469,299
8Taiwan $49,354,246
9United Kingdom $43,930,176
10Italy $35,982,610

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $218,058,025
2New York City $186,964,734
3Laredo $166,197,891
4Los Angeles $134,719,980
5Chicago $117,078,603
6Atlanta/Savannah $83,800,194
7Pembina, N.D. $73,135,010
8Buffalo $62,559,842
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $56,637,158
10Charleston $51,848,437

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 of Newark rose 1.99 percent compared to last year to $184.8 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 0.17 percent compared to last year to $123.79 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 2.34 percent compared to last year to $90.9 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 2.85 percent compared to last year to $90.29 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 13.18 percent compared to last year to $82.46 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. imports from No. 1 Canada increased $4.91 million, 1.49 percent, (27.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $5.17 million, 3.92 percent, (11.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $9.88 million, 13.24 percent, (6.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Oman increased $19.98 million, 32.43 percent, (6.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $6.88 million, 9.85 percent, (6.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.93 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $713.94 million of the $1.23 billion total.

All totaled, 46.43 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $572.23 million of the $1.23 billion total