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

Imports: Misc. plastic articles

Misc. plastic articles, the No. 37 import by value totaled $988.97 million for the month of July, $6.52 billion through July of 2019, and $10.73 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$3.2 B
2Mexico$819.57 M
3Canada$558.26 M
4Germany$274.9 M
5Japan$248.02 M
6Taiwan$188.36 M
7South Korea$138.03 M
8Israel$120.44 M
9United Kingdom$96.17 M
10Vietnam$86.67 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.52 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,211,263,756
2Port of Newark $561,342,005
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $382,292,912
4Port of Long Beach $379,292,183
5Port Laredo $245,445,484
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $236,479,179
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $235,796,117
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $232,946,929
9Port of Virginia $205,075,284
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $204,249,997

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic articles increased 5.55 percent through July to $6.52 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic articles increased 5.55 percent from $6.17 billion to $6.52 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 37 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 41 for the last full year with a total value of $10.73 billion, a $952.75 million, 9.74 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July 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 Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $3,202,244,992
2Mexico $819,566,646
3Canada $558,261,615
4Germany $274,900,842
5Japan $248,017,592
6Taiwan $188,356,823
7South Korea $138,029,414
8Israel $120,443,830
9United Kingdom $96,171,993
10Vietnam $86,670,880

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $594,313,868
2Chicago $306,679,856
3New York City $303,420,624
4Detroit $217,215,441
5Laredo $207,488,461
6Atlanta/Savannah $194,212,264
7Cleveland $193,890,400
8El Paso $159,121,198
9New Orleans $140,637,414
10San Diego $114,056,049

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 rose 10.37 percent compared to last year to $1.21 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.76 percent compared to last year to $561.34 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 9.75 percent compared to last year to $382.29 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 4.8 percent compared to last year to $379.29 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 0.88 percent compared to last year to $245.45 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 $284.14 million, 9.74 percent, (49.14 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $5.6 million, 0.69 percent, (12.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $66.19 million, 10.6 percent, (8.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $9.57 million, 3.36 percent, (4.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $6.09 million, 2.52 percent, (3.81 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.31 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $5.1 billion of the $6.52 billion total.

All totaled, 42.66 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $2.78 billion of the $6.52 billion total