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

Imports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 488 import by value totaled $43.72 million for the month of March, $124.08 million through March of 2019, and $456.55 million 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
1Japan$85.78 M
2Germany$18.73 M
3The Netherlands$7.04 M
4France$4.46 M
5China$2.08 M
6Belgium$2.03 M
7Mexico$1.7 M
8United Kingdom$1.03 M
9Taiwan$775,803
10Spain$98,044
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $124.08 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $47,427,919
2Port of Newark $18,342,662
3Port of Los Angeles $7,583,742
4Los Angeles International Airport $6,537,442
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,353,960
6Port of New York $4,864,717
7Port of Long Beach $4,624,269
8Port of New Orleans $4,222,232
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,012,983
10Port of Charleston $3,216,063

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 26.35 percent through March to $124.08 million

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 26.35 percent from $98.21 million to $124.08 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 488 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 523 for the last full year with a total value of $456.55 million, a $59.22 million, 14.90 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 France and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 France, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $85,782,369
2Germany $18,729,193
3The Netherlands $7,042,919
4France $4,463,884
5China $2,082,112
6Belgium $2,029,398
7Mexico $1,704,250
8United Kingdom $1,025,034
9Taiwan $775,803
10Spain $98,044

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $45,620,822
2Chicago $30,025,997
3New York City $21,951,127
4New Orleans $14,234,121
5Los Angeles $13,784,043
6Atlanta/Savannah $10,527,920
7Wilmington $4,707,970
8Charleston $3,410,412
9Laredo $2,683,050
10Anchorage $1,437,280

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:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 76.56 percent compared to last year to $47.43 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 61.02 percent compared to last year to $18.34 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.52 percent compared to last year to $7.58 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 21.05 percent compared to last year to $6.54 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 18.53 percent compared to last year to $6.35 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 Japan increased $15.76 million, 22.5 percent, (69.13 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $9.7 million, 107.54 percent, (15.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands increased $3.06 million, 77.04 percent, (5.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France decreased $2.32 million, 34.18 percent, (3.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China increased $1.41 million, 211.04 percent, (1.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.18 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $118.1 million of the $124.08 million total.

All totaled, 69.51 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $86.25 million of the $124.08 million total