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

Imports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 187 import by value totaled $171.87 million for the month of December, $2.28 billion through December of 2018, and $2.17 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
1Canada$420.42 M
2China$381.6 M
3Germany$228.27 M
4Mexico$194.95 M
5Ireland$153.28 M
6South Korea$149.65 M
7Japan$127.64 M
8India$53.37 M
9Taiwan$49.68 M
10Italy$48.86 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.28 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $225,080,077
2Port of Los Angeles $222,933,956
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $146,263,049
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $122,065,283
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $119,123,144
6Port of Virginia $117,757,193
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $110,743,799
8Port of Long Beach $98,449,609
9Port Laredo $89,072,007
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $73,219,160

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 5.05 percent through December to $2.28 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 5.05 percent from $2.17 billion to $2.28 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 187 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 179 for the last full year with a total value of $2.17 billion, a $166.11 million, 8.28 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Ireland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Ireland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $420,419,092
2China $381,598,729
3Germany $228,266,374
4Mexico $194,954,302
5Ireland $153,278,226
6South Korea $149,645,676
7Japan $127,643,643
8India $53,371,862
9Taiwan $49,678,883
10Italy $48,858,805

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $64,207,496
2Los Angeles $57,438,963
3Chicago $57,425,390
4New York City $48,355,976
5Portland, Maine $33,401,117
6Laredo $25,958,601
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $22,161,511
8Miami $17,561,532
9Charleston $16,880,462
10Cleveland $16,623,517

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 2.88 percent compared to last year to $225.08 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 3.55 percent compared to last year to $222.93 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 5.71 percent compared to last year to $146.26 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 10.16 percent compared to last year to $122.07 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 17.37 percent compared to last year to $119.12 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 $6.59 million, 1.59 percent, (18.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $16.45 million, 4.13 percent, (16.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $344,378, 0.15 percent, (10 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $20.71 million, 11.88 percent, (8.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ireland increased $15.7 million, 11.41 percent, (6.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.41 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.38 billion of the $2.28 billion total.

All totaled, 36.61 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $835.47 million of the $2.28 billion total