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

Imports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 203 import by value totaled $146.11 million for the month of December, $1.92 billion through December of 2018, and $1.67 billion 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$675.11 M
2Canada$543.8 M
3Mexico$261.14 M
4Cambodia$150.18 M
5Taiwan$80.11 M
6Vietnam$55.76 M
7Germany$30.71 M
8Poland$15.84 M
9Italy$10.76 M
10Thailand$10.63 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.92 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $296,600,117
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $189,724,436
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $138,466,755
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $134,040,765
5Port of Newark $128,644,450
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $108,451,988
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $87,848,090
8Port of Long Beach $86,049,205
9Port of Virginia $61,086,881
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $59,430,838

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 14.99 percent through December to $1.92 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 14.99 percent from $1.67 billion to $1.92 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 203 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 218 for the last full year with a total value of $1.67 billion, a $51.84 million, 3.21 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading 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.

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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $675,107,806
2Canada $543,801,053
3Mexico $261,142,665
4Cambodia $150,182,045
5Taiwan $80,113,320
6Vietnam $55,762,891
7Germany $30,706,838
8Poland $15,837,170
9Italy $10,763,092
10Thailand $10,631,010

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $69,834,883
2Detroit $45,882,086
3Buffalo $36,477,551
4Atlanta/Savannah $33,101,150
5Laredo $33,078,399
6New York City $32,022,652
7Chicago $22,355,942
8Seattle $17,103,655
9San Diego $12,470,663
10Houston $12,305,910

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 25.16 percent compared to last year to $296.6 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 10.34 percent compared to last year to $189.72 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.08 percent compared to last year to $138.47 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 26.5 percent compared to last year to $134.04 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 32.57 percent compared to last year to $128.64 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 increased $58.88 million, 9.55 percent, (35.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $49.1 million, 9.93 percent, (28.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $8.06 million, 3.18 percent, (13.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Cambodia increased $69.85 million, 86.96 percent, (7.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $9.72 million, 13.82 percent, (4.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.23 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.71 billion of the $1.92 billion total.

All totaled, 46.3 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $887.48 million of the $1.92 billion total