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

Imports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 168 import by value totaled $218.49 million for the month of July, $1.47 billion through July of 2019, and $2.28 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
1Canada$280.66 M
2South Korea$231.08 M
3China$137.23 M
4Germany$124.6 M
5Mexico$117.49 M
6Ireland$97.79 M
7Japan$70.5 M
8India$35.94 M
9Italy$33.88 M
10Taiwan$28.69 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.47 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $151,311,232
2Port of Newark $128,894,575
3Port of Los Angeles $124,693,982
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $95,047,694
5Boston’s Logan International Airport $87,645,648
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $73,026,265
7Port of Virginia $71,564,716
8Port Laredo $61,011,143
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $60,391,418
10Port of Charleston $42,167,197

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 9.68 percent through July to $1.47 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 9.68 percent from $1.34 billion to $1.47 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 168 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 185 for the last full year with a total value of $2.28 billion, a $109.76 million, 5.05 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Boston’s Logan International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $280,660,500
2South Korea $231,081,024
3China $137,230,164
4Germany $124,601,777
5Mexico $117,494,508
6Ireland $97,787,919
7Japan $70,495,633
8India $35,938,949
9Italy $33,878,999
10Taiwan $28,687,609

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $89,368,344
2Chicago $76,510,647
3Los Angeles $75,420,792
4New York City $67,185,538
5Portland, Maine $48,614,543
6Laredo $36,507,070
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $29,913,211
8Miami $23,627,169
9Charleston $21,846,097
10San Diego $21,668,557

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 Oakland, Calif. rose 710.77 percent compared to last year to $151.31 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 3.88 percent compared to last year to $128.89 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 5.06 percent compared to last year to $124.69 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 15.89 percent compared to last year to $95.05 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport rose 744.76 percent compared to last year to $87.65 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 $40.9 million, 17.06 percent, (19.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $152.93 million, 195.69 percent, (15.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $115.76 million, 45.76 percent, (9.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $12.13 million, 8.87 percent, (8.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $2.09 million, 1.81 percent, (7.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.53 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $891.07 million of the $1.47 billion total.

All totaled, 39.91 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $587.59 million of the $1.47 billion total