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

Imports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 488 import by value totaled $43.01 million for the month of July, $290.25 million through July 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$202.27 M
2Germany$46.62 M
3The Netherlands$12.36 M
4France$11.17 M
5Belgium$4.53 M
6Mexico$4.31 M
7China$3.28 M
8United Kingdom$2.28 M
9Taiwan$1.67 M
10Finland$508,800
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $290.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $96,189,111
2Port of Newark $35,184,205
3Los Angeles International Airport $19,574,280
4Port of Los Angeles $19,132,998
5Port of New Orleans $17,087,051
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,647,153
7Port of New York $11,564,364
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $10,230,603
9Port of Philadelphia $9,818,758
10Port of Long Beach $9,639,877

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 13.56 percent through July to $290.25 million

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 13.56 percent from $255.61 million to $290.25 million through the first seven 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 July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 507 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 July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 France and No. 5 Belgium. 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.

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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $202,265,017
2Germany $46,619,151
3The Netherlands $12,363,069
4France $11,172,229
5Belgium $4,527,568
6Mexico $4,308,728
7China $3,283,247
8United Kingdom $2,276,308
9Taiwan $1,672,098
10Finland $508,800

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 37.34 percent compared to last year to $96.19 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 17.41 percent compared to last year to $35.18 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 4.77 percent compared to last year to $19.57 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.02 percent compared to last year to $19.13 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 21.27 percent compared to last year to $17.09 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 $17.1 million, 9.24 percent, (69.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $25 million, 115.61 percent, (16.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 The Netherlands decreased $714,403, 5.46 percent, (4.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 France decreased $5.02 million, 30.99 percent, (3.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Belgium increased $1.11 million, 32.53 percent, (1.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.42 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $276.95 million of the $290.25 million total.

All totaled, 64.48 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $187.17 million of the $290.25 million total