Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through September 2021.

Imports: Plastic boxes, containers

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U.S. imports of Plastic boxes, containers totaled $780.69 million in September, a change of 15.73 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was -3.65 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Plastic boxes, containers ranked No. 70 in September. It had ranked No. 61 for the same month last year.

While Plastic boxes, containers ranked No. 70 in September by value, it ranked No. 55 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Plastic boxes, containers imports in September were (1) China, (2) Canada, and (3) Mexico. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Passenger vehicles, (2) Oil, and (3) Computers.

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