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

Imports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 158 import by value totaled $301 million for the month of October, $2.29 billion through October of 2018, and $2.54 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$1.01 B
2Canada$713.49 M
3Mexico$214.63 M
4Germany$50.25 M
5Indonesia$38.35 M
6Vietnam$26.71 M
7Taiwan$22.65 M
8Italy$21.1 M
9South Korea$20.61 M
10Brazil$15.62 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.29 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $405,117,319
2Port of Newark $307,313,298
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $150,790,994
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $121,179,152
5Port of Long Beach $115,240,798
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $114,296,354
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $82,759,673
8Pharr International Bridge in Texas $71,930,849
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $64,610,756
10Port Laredo $59,681,954

U.S. imports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 8.57 percent through October to $2.29 billion

U.S. imports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 8.57 percent from $2.11 billion to $2.29 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 158 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 159 for the last full year with a total value of $2.54 billion, a $133.64 million, 5.56 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,006,468,966
2Canada $713,493,521
3Mexico $214,627,687
4Germany $50,251,827
5Indonesia $38,354,181
6Vietnam $26,712,491
7Taiwan $22,649,458
8Italy $21,102,041
9South Korea $20,608,775
10Brazil $15,621,751

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $68,746,074
2Detroit $54,520,576
3New York City $52,128,388
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $33,045,036
5Laredo $28,799,065
6Buffalo $23,529,395
7Chicago $14,565,342
8St. Louis $10,784,582
9Seattle $10,553,789
10San Francisco $10,054,882

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 11.69 percent compared to last year to $405.12 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 10.52 percent compared to last year to $307.31 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.21 percent compared to last year to $150.79 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 11.17 percent compared to last year to $121.18 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 14.28 percent compared to last year to $115.24 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 $89.93 million, 9.81 percent, (43.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $42.78 million, 6.38 percent, (31.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $16.38 million, 8.26 percent, (9.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $3.44 million, 7.34 percent, (2.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Indonesia decreased $2.2 million, 5.42 percent, (1.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.37 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.02 billion of the $2.29 billion total.

All totaled, 48.03 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.1 billion of the $2.29 billion total