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

Imports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 185 import by value totaled $179.17 million for the month of March, $564.31 million through March of 2019, and $2.75 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$212.14 M
2China$189.86 M
3Mexico$63.78 M
4Germany$11.59 M
5Taiwan$10.16 M
6Vietnam$10.09 M
7South Korea$7.88 M
8Indonesia$7.3 M
9Turkey$4.99 M
10Brazil$4.77 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $564.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $78,571,727
2Port of Newark $65,820,132
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $46,090,912
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $34,204,167
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $30,940,074
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $26,253,544
7Port of Long Beach $25,398,176
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $21,902,467
9Port Laredo $19,098,881
10Pharr International Bridge in Texas $18,731,669

U.S. imports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. decreased 4.42 percent through March to $564.31 million

U.S. imports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. decreased 4.42 percent from $590.39 million to $564.31 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 185 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 179 for the last full year with a total value of $2.75 billion, a $210.05 million, 8.28 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Vietnam. 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.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $212,142,639
2China $189,858,257
3Mexico $63,778,575
4Germany $11,585,213
5Taiwan $10,162,639
6Vietnam $10,092,113
7South Korea $7,875,660
8Indonesia $7,298,006
9Turkey $4,988,168
10Brazil $4,770,645

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $155,334,508
2New York City $112,023,323
3Detroit $105,057,846
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $60,916,694
5Laredo $54,443,616
6Buffalo $45,617,484
7Chicago $32,587,523
8Seattle $25,718,113
9San Francisco $22,573,422
10Atlanta/Savannah $21,309,960

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 Los Angeles fell 20.25 percent compared to last year to $78.57 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 10.3 percent compared to last year to $65.82 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 0.16 percent compared to last year to $46.09 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 0.95 percent compared to last year to $34.2 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 4.17 percent compared to last year to $30.94 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 $415,253, 0.2 percent, (37.59 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $41.19 million, 17.83 percent, (33.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $1.62 million, 2.61 percent, (11.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $226,095, 1.91 percent, (2.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $4.58 million, 82.15 percent, (1.8 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.39 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $487.53 million of the $564.31 million total.

All totaled, 45.3 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $255.63 million of the $564.31 million total