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

Imports: Misc. plastic articles

Misc. plastic articles, the No. 42 import by value totaled $1 billion for the month of October, $8.97 billion through October of 2018, and $9.78 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$4.29 B
2Mexico$1.18 B
3Canada$890.78 M
4Germany$404.86 M
5Japan$344.24 M
6Taiwan$267.05 M
7South Korea$210.6 M
8Israel$138.76 M
9United Kingdom$128.84 M
10Italy$106.87 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $8.97 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,577,036,665
2Port of Newark $780,175,150
3Port of Long Beach $567,019,235
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $493,548,896
5Port Laredo $361,461,798
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $346,238,194
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $337,106,934
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $326,156,690
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $262,565,343
10Los Angeles International Airport $259,677,755

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic articles increased 10.20 percent through October to $8.97 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic articles increased 10.20 percent from $8.14 billion to $8.97 billion through the first 10 months of 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 42 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 45 for the last full year with a total value of $9.78 billion, a $980.34 million, 11.14 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. 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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $4,294,111,558
2Mexico $1,179,751,127
3Canada $890,781,950
4Germany $404,856,681
5Japan $344,235,757
6Taiwan $267,047,591
7South Korea $210,598,830
8Israel $138,760,671
9United Kingdom $128,836,793
10Italy $106,870,781

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $279,433,621
2Chicago $156,987,584
3New York City $147,717,055
4Laredo $112,841,486
5Detroit $110,110,297
6Atlanta/Savannah $93,868,569
7Cleveland $88,186,969
8El Paso $78,195,832
9New Orleans $64,554,674
10San Diego $59,238,722

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 10.62 percent compared to last year to $1.58 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 14.61 percent compared to last year to $780.18 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 13.37 percent compared to last year to $567.02 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 12.59 percent compared to last year to $493.55 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.58 percent compared to last year to $361.46 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 $507.32 million, 13.4 percent, (47.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $34.31 million, 3 percent, (13.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $59.69 million, 7.18 percent, (9.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $43.31 million, 11.98 percent, (4.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $31.34 million, 10.02 percent, (3.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.26 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $7.11 billion of the $8.97 billion total.

All totaled, 42.11 percent of all these Misc. plastic articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.78 billion of the $8.97 billion total