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

Imports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 206 import by value totaled $180.65 million for the month of July, $1.14 billion through July of 2019, and $1.92 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
1China$365.57 M
2Canada$319.15 M
3Mexico$161.6 M
4Cambodia$104.48 M
5Vietnam$56.02 M
6Taiwan$44.7 M
7Germany$17.08 M
8Poland$10.45 M
9United Kingdom$5.52 M
10Thailand$5.45 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.14 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $170,153,553
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $121,273,677
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $88,208,548
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $83,709,718
5Port of Newark $73,796,307
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $58,470,821
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $54,725,810
8Port of Long Beach $50,181,581
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $37,685,254
10Port of Virginia $37,406,615

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 3.49 percent through July to $1.14 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 3.49 percent from $1.1 billion to $1.14 billion through the first seven 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 206 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 205 for the last full year with a total value of $1.92 billion, a $249.83 million, 14.99 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Cambodia and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Cambodia and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $365,569,090
2Canada $319,146,906
3Mexico $161,603,073
4Cambodia $104,478,665
5Vietnam $56,019,991
6Taiwan $44,699,535
7Germany $17,075,704
8Poland $10,452,217
9United Kingdom $5,520,102
10Thailand $5,452,725

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $94,778,232
2Detroit $64,041,872
3Buffalo $50,044,163
4Atlanta/Savannah $45,497,247
5Laredo $45,484,223
6New York City $45,466,088
7Chicago $30,028,114
8Seattle $24,889,161
9San Diego $17,692,682
10Houston $16,762,561

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 3.83 percent compared to last year to $170.15 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 5.74 percent compared to last year to $121.27 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 25.02 percent compared to last year to $88.21 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.19 percent compared to last year to $83.71 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1.54 percent compared to last year to $73.8 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 China decreased $19.26 million, 5.01 percent, (32.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $4.27 million, 1.32 percent, (28.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $13.14 million, 8.85 percent, (14.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Cambodia increased $23.94 million, 29.73 percent, (9.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $30.44 million, 118.96 percent, (4.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.63 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.01 billion of the $1.14 billion total.

All totaled, 47.28 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $537.14 million of the $1.14 billion total