Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Misc. plastic articles

Misc. plastic articles, the No. 37 import by value totaled $811.36 million for the month of February, $1.72 billion through February of 2020, and $11.14 billion for all of 2019, 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$815.11 M
2Mexico$234.54 M
3Canada$144.13 M
4Germany$73.33 M
5Japan$62 M
6Taiwan$55.68 M
7South Korea$40.16 M
8Vietnam$36.33 M
9France$24.84 M
10United Kingdom$23.37 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.72 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $304,365,539
2Port of Newark $154,587,939
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $100,943,672
4Port of Long Beach $99,797,538
5Port Laredo $75,863,299
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $68,732,669
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $61,418,732
8Port of Virginia $54,150,328
9Port of Charleston $52,682,761
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $52,660,446

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic articles decreased 5.59 percent through February to $1.72 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic articles decreased 5.59 percent from $1.82 billion to $1.72 billion through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 37 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 37 for the last full year with a total value of $11.14 billion, a $405.03 million, 3.77 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $815,109,403
2Mexico $234,537,625
3Canada $144,131,695
4Germany $73,328,680
5Japan $62,003,720
6Taiwan $55,684,216
7South Korea $40,162,262
8Vietnam $36,328,368
9France $24,837,146
10United Kingdom $23,369,903

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $143,964,137
2New York City $79,077,313
3Chicago $69,217,798
4Atlanta/Savannah $55,375,925
5Cleveland $52,960,744
6Laredo $48,996,620
7Detroit $47,082,851
8El Paso $36,785,768
9New Orleans $33,666,047
10San Francisco $33,450,946

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 12.13 percent compared to last year to $304.37 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 6.29 percent compared to last year to $154.59 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 9.41 percent compared to last year to $100.94 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 10.74 percent compared to last year to $99.8 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 14.35 percent compared to last year to $75.86 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 $110.82 million, 11.97 percent, (47.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $15.79 million, 7.22 percent, (13.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $12.86 million, 8.19 percent, (8.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $2.1 million, 2.79 percent, (4.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $3.38 million, 5.17 percent, (3.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.2 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.33 billion of the $1.72 billion total.

All totaled, 42.72 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $735.56 million of the $1.72 billion total