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

Imports: Paper labels

Paper labels, the No. 553 import by value totaled $29.29 million for the month of May, $137.79 million through May of 2020, and $359.17 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$53.99 M
2Mexico$32.74 M
3China$13.28 M
4United Kingdom$9.13 M
5Vietnam$3.69 M
6Germany$3.33 M
7France$2.32 M
8Italy$1.71 M
9Singapore$1.64 M
10Japan$1.51 M
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U.S. imports of Paper labels decreased 2.81 percent through May to $137.79 million

U.S. imports of Paper labels decreased 2.81 percent from $141.77 million to $137.79 million through the first five 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 553 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 567 for the last full year with a total value of $359.17 million, a $37.19 million, 9.38 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 4.99 percent compared to last year to $23.01 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.11 percent compared to last year to $22.12 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 6.19 percent compared to last year to $16.14 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 17.44 percent compared to last year to $9.25 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 135.4 percent compared to last year to $7.92 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 $2.79 million, 5.45 percent, (39.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.52 million, 4.44 percent, (23.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $10.6 million, 44.39 percent, (9.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $4.83 million, 112.24 percent, (6.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam decreased $252,241, 6.4 percent, (2.68 percent market share).

All totaled, 81.88 percent of all these Paper labels imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $112.82 million of the $137.79 million total.

All totaled, 56.93 percent of all these Paper labels imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $78.44 million of the $137.79 million total