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

Imports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 505 import by value totaled $45.27 million for the month of October, $371.8 million through October of 2018, and $397.33 million 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
1Japan$273.62 M
2Germany$31.26 M
3France$20.19 M
4The Netherlands$19.12 M
5Mexico$7.19 M
6Belgium$5.1 M
7United Kingdom$3.88 M
8Spain$3.39 M
9China$2.47 M
10Taiwan$2.31 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $371.8 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $105,932,150
2Port of Newark $38,350,732
3Los Angeles International Airport $29,240,559
4Port of Los Angeles $26,154,240
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $21,228,383
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $18,930,211
7Port of New Orleans $18,183,569
8Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $17,728,598
9Port of Long Beach $14,688,545
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $11,186,340

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 14.10 percent through October to $371.8 million

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 14.10 percent from $325.87 million to $371.8 million 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 505 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 520 for the last full year with a total value of $397.33 million, a $69.43 million, 21.17 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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 Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 France, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $273,623,243
2Germany $31,264,428
3France $20,185,181
4The Netherlands $19,123,041
5Mexico $7,191,366
6Belgium $5,103,389
7United Kingdom $3,883,479
8Spain $3,386,398
9China $2,473,816
10Taiwan $2,306,243

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $17,574,262
2Chicago $15,966,663
3New York City $9,667,097
4New Orleans $5,769,273
5Atlanta/Savannah $5,448,974
6Los Angeles $5,127,315
7Wilmington $2,149,214
8Charleston $1,794,973
9Laredo $1,248,232
10Anchorage $1,074,705

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:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 12.28 percent compared to last year to $105.93 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 9.88 percent compared to last year to $38.35 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 17.26 percent compared to last year to $29.24 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 19.01 percent compared to last year to $26.15 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 15.38 percent compared to last year to $21.23 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 $46.49 million, 20.47 percent, (73.59 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $1.4 million, 4.69 percent, (8.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 France decreased $2.54 million, 11.19 percent, (5.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $8.59 million, 81.52 percent, (5.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $5.13 million, 41.63 percent, (1.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.51 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $351.39 million of the $371.8 million total.

All totaled, 59.42 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $220.91 million of the $371.8 million total