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

Imports: Paper cartons, office box files, etc.

Paper cartons, office box files, etc., the No. 158 import by value totaled $210.89 million for the month of December, $2.75 billion through December 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$1.22 B
2Canada$845.6 M
3Mexico$256.09 M
4Germany$58.97 M
5Indonesia$47.63 M
6Vietnam$32.11 M
7Taiwan$28.65 M
8Italy$24.58 M
9South Korea$24.46 M
10Brazil$19.58 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.75 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $492,194,548
2Port of Newark $363,798,488
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $178,494,360
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $143,216,037
5Port of Long Beach $140,108,394
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $136,267,635
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $96,319,666
8Pharr International Bridge in Texas $85,090,957
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $77,845,362
10Port Laredo $71,267,944

U.S. imports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 8.28 percent through December to $2.75 billion

U.S. imports of Paper cartons, office box files, etc. increased 8.28 percent from $2.54 billion to $2.75 billion in 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 December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 158 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,221,033,912
2Canada $845,595,191
3Mexico $256,086,762
4Germany $58,970,700
5Indonesia $47,634,648
6Vietnam $32,105,910
7Taiwan $28,654,275
8Italy $24,584,989
9South Korea $24,464,215
10Brazil $19,575,844

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $107,495,862
2New York City $80,919,361
3Detroit $78,990,505
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $46,911,383
5Laredo $40,104,295
6Buffalo $33,193,584
7Chicago $22,795,932
8Seattle $16,048,527
9San Francisco $16,030,356
10St. Louis $15,264,719

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.21 percent compared to last year to $492.19 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 10.93 percent compared to last year to $363.8 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 11.2 percent compared to last year to $178.49 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.81 percent compared to last year to $143.22 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 20.66 percent compared to last year to $140.11 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 $115.07 million, 10.4 percent, (44.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $37.78 million, 4.68 percent, (30.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $14.18 million, 5.86 percent, (9.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $5.08 million, 9.43 percent, (2.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Indonesia increased $1.53 million, 3.31 percent, (1.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.39 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.43 billion of the $2.75 billion total.

All totaled, 47.95 percent of all these Paper cartons, office box files, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.32 billion of the $2.75 billion total