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

Imports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 174 import by value totaled $216.23 million for the month of March, $610.01 million through March 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$115.44 M
2South Korea$103.77 M
3China$57.47 M
4Germany$49.67 M
5Mexico$47.63 M
6Ireland$41.06 M
7Japan$30.88 M
8Italy$13.21 M
9India$13.2 M
10United Kingdom$11.75 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $610.01 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $70,914,075
2Port of Los Angeles $55,838,181
3Port of Newark $53,484,303
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $41,473,139
5Boston’s Logan International Airport $38,385,363
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $29,832,009
7Port of Virginia $26,579,337
8Port Laredo $25,197,069
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $20,310,401
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $18,134,778

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 13.13 percent through March to $610.01 million

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 13.13 percent from $539.22 million to $610.01 million through the first three 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 174 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 187 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 March 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 Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Newark, 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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $115,443,172
2South Korea $103,774,301
3China $57,468,537
4Germany $49,674,592
5Mexico $47,630,174
6Ireland $41,064,393
7Japan $30,883,378
8Italy $13,205,988
9India $13,203,140
10United Kingdom $11,754,454

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 802.73 percent compared to last year to $70.91 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 10.55 percent compared to last year to $55.84 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 4.85 percent compared to last year to $53.48 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 19.53 percent compared to last year to $41.47 million.
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport rose 805.48 percent compared to last year to $38.39 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 $19.93 million, 20.86 percent, (18.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $72.26 million, 229.33 percent, (17.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $42.35 million, 42.42 percent, (9.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $2.27 million, 4.37 percent, (8.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $90,496, 0.19 percent, (7.81 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.31 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $373.99 million of the $610.01 million total.

All totaled, 42.64 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $260.1 million of the $610.01 million total