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

Imports: Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film

Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film, the No. 186 import by value totaled $206.73 million for the month of October, $1.92 billion through October 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$354.63 M
2China$336.4 M
3Germany$194.04 M
4Mexico$167.21 M
5Ireland$129.74 M
6South Korea$119.11 M
7Japan$107.48 M
8India$44.21 M
9Taiwan$41.47 M
10Italy$40.03 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.92 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $188,792,508
2Port of Los Angeles $183,416,821
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $121,808,044
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $108,518,276
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $103,152,595
6Port of Virginia $95,627,172
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $93,858,457
8Port of Long Beach $83,423,155
9Port Laredo $76,399,147
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $62,468,183

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 6.04 percent through October to $1.92 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film increased 6.04 percent from $1.81 billion to $1.92 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 186 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 181 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 October 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $354,634,466
2China $336,401,937
3Germany $194,042,461
4Mexico $167,212,778
5Ireland $129,742,725
6South Korea $119,113,107
7Japan $107,483,260
8India $44,210,200
9Taiwan $41,472,052
10Italy $40,029,322

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $43,314,695
2Chicago $39,467,041
3Los Angeles $35,077,688
4New York City $32,006,569
5Portland, Maine $24,752,467
6Laredo $17,986,632
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $14,595,259
8Charleston $11,978,309
9Cleveland $11,599,006
10Miami $11,454,187

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 Newark fell 2.79 percent compared to last year to $188.79 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2.18 percent compared to last year to $183.42 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 7.81 percent compared to last year to $121.81 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 8.06 percent compared to last year to $108.52 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 16.78 percent compared to last year to $103.15 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 $3.8 million, 1.08 percent, (18.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $5.83 million, 1.77 percent, (17.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $7.25 million, 3.88 percent, (10.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $19.37 million, 13.1 percent, (8.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ireland increased $16.09 million, 14.16 percent, (6.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.45 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.18 billion of the $1.92 billion total.

All totaled, 36.68 percent of all these Misc. plastic plates, sheets and film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $705.69 million of the $1.92 billion total