Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Paper and paperboard, including corrugated

Paper and paperboard, including corrugated, the No. 912 import by value totaled $3.87 million for the month of February, $8.53 million through February of 2020, and $65.81 million for all of 2019, 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$2.8 M
2France$1.43 M
3Mexico$1.23 M
4United Kingdom$789,904
5China$481,305
6Germany$383,851
7Denmark$377,371
8South Korea$353,200
9New Zealand$326,170
10Italy$153,803
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $8.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $1,141,602
2Port of Newark $1,089,395
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $817,286
4Port of Charleston $681,760
5Port of Los Angeles $575,465
6Port of Houston $560,000
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $543,922
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $472,495
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $464,431
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $454,491

U.S. imports of Paper and paperboard, including corrugated decreased 13.42 percent through February to $8.53 million

U.S. imports of Paper and paperboard, including corrugated decreased 13.42 percent from $9.85 million to $8.53 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 912 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 901 for the last full year with a total value of $65.81 million, a $7.09 million, 12.08 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 France, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 France, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Derby Line, Vermont, border crossing and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,796,350
2France $1,433,524
3Mexico $1,226,942
4United Kingdom $789,904
5China $481,305
6Germany $383,851
7Denmark $377,371
8South Korea $353,200
9New Zealand $326,170
10Italy $153,803

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $1,125,790
2Detroit $835,695
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $589,799
4Chicago $481,891
5Buffalo $443,971
6Minneapolis $364,182
7Charleston $324,146
8El Paso $322,278
9Los Angeles $307,228
10Houston $286,622

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 145.91 percent compared to last year to $1.14 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 13.36 percent compared to last year to $1.09 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 31.53 percent compared to last year to $817,286.
  • Port of Charleston rose 1303.23 percent compared to last year to $681,760.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 39.6 percent compared to last year to $575,465.

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 decreased $1.77 million, 38.7 percent, (32.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 France increased $90,171, 6.71 percent, (16.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $319,657, 35.23 percent, (14.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $199,668, 33.83 percent, (9.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $799,721, 62.43 percent, (5.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.87 percent of all these Paper and paperboard, including corrugated imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $6.73 million of the $8.53 million total.

All totaled, 50.47 percent of all these Paper and paperboard, including corrugated imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.31 million of the $8.53 million total