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

Imports: Photo plates, film

Photo plates, film, the No. 505 import by value totaled $39.88 million for the month of December, $456.55 million through December 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$335.27 M
2Germany$41.62 M
3France$23.6 M
4The Netherlands$23.42 M
5Mexico$8.63 M
6Belgium$6.02 M
7United Kingdom$4.39 M
8Spain$3.88 M
9China$3.25 M
10Taiwan$2.68 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $456.55 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $134,443,655
2Port of Newark $48,359,275
3Los Angeles International Airport $34,376,276
4Port of Los Angeles $33,109,907
5Port of New Orleans $26,582,448
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $26,119,190
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $23,574,062
8Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $19,212,676
9Port of Long Beach $15,360,099
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $13,661,966

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 14.90 percent through December to $456.55 million

U.S. imports of Photo plates, film increased 14.90 percent from $397.33 million to $456.55 million in 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 December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 521 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 December 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 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 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Japan $335,274,318
2Germany $41,624,692
3France $23,604,409
4The Netherlands $23,416,063
5Mexico $8,627,249
6Belgium $6,018,975
7United Kingdom $4,391,051
8Spain $3,881,740
9China $3,247,200
10Taiwan $2,684,534

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Francisco $30,579,130
2Chicago $22,186,106
3New York City $15,244,963
4New Orleans $11,809,130
5Los Angeles $8,991,444
6Atlanta/Savannah $7,079,089
7Wilmington $3,108,421
8Charleston $2,784,334
9Laredo $1,624,677
10Anchorage $1,234,433

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 19.04 percent compared to last year to $134.44 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.76 percent compared to last year to $48.36 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 13.14 percent compared to last year to $34.38 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 16.09 percent compared to last year to $33.11 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 940.09 percent compared to last year to $26.58 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 $57.09 million, 20.52 percent, (73.44 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany increased $6.06 million, 17.03 percent, (9.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 France decreased $4.18 million, 15.03 percent, (5.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $9.45 million, 67.7 percent, (5.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $4.79 million, 35.71 percent, (1.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.74 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $432.55 million of the $456.55 million total.

All totaled, 60.64 percent of all these Photo plates, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $276.87 million of the $456.55 million total