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

Imports: Photo plates, film, exposed and developed

Photo plates, film, exposed and developed, the No. 618 import by value totaled $28.58 million for the month of March, $63.84 million through March of 2020, and $264.96 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
1Germany$28.29 M
2Japan$19.35 M
3South Korea$13.96 M
4Taiwan$753,342
5Canada$664,569
6France$477,305
7Italy$124,188
8United Kingdom$93,831
9Singapore$68,000
10The Netherlands$32,730
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U.S. imports of Photo plates, film, exposed and developed decreased 3.04 percent through March to $63.84 million

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film, exposed and developed decreased 3.04 percent from $65.84 million to $63.84 million through the first three 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 618 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 622 for the last full year with a total value of $264.96 million, a $10.87 million, 3.94 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $28,293,380
2Japan $19,349,232
3South Korea $13,961,275
4Taiwan $753,342
5Canada $664,569
6France $477,305
7Italy $124,188
8United Kingdom $93,831
9Singapore $68,000
10The Netherlands $32,730

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Dallas $5,968,673
2New York City $4,478,283
3Los Angeles $2,365,247
4Cleveland $1,153,648
5New Orleans $787,330
6San Francisco $211,840
7Seattle $204,900
8Buffalo $135,194
9Anchorage $132,839
10Detroit $36,804

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 23.39 percent compared to last year to $24.46 million.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas fell 0.83 percent compared to last year to $23.95 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 94.94 percent compared to last year to $7.71 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 103.14 percent compared to last year to $2.7 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 2690.7 percent compared to last year to $1.73 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 Germany decreased $4.68 million, 14.19 percent, (44.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $2.69 million, 16.16 percent, (30.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $814,229, 6.19 percent, (21.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $99,899, 15.29 percent, (1.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $662,642, 49.93 percent, (1.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.71 percent of all these Photo plates, film, exposed and developed imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $63.02 million of the $63.84 million total.

All totaled, 94.84 percent of all these Photo plates, film, exposed and developed imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $60.55 million of the $63.84 million total