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

Imports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 98 import by value totaled $431.35 million for the month of October, $4.24 billion through October of 2018, and $4.57 billion 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
1Canada$1.13 B
2Mexico$470.77 M
3China$404.38 M
4Germany$283.22 M
5South Korea$244.2 M
6Japan$217.13 M
7Oman$190.88 M
8Taiwan$160 M
9United Kingdom$157.13 M
10Israel$155.04 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.24 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $640,380,734
2Port of Los Angeles $446,339,237
3Port Laredo $302,122,294
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $291,632,741
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $252,078,597
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $229,184,091
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $182,808,623
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $177,527,285
9Port of Virginia $167,278,149
10Port of Long Beach $165,347,839

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 10.89 percent through October to $4.24 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 10.89 percent from $3.82 billion to $4.24 billion 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 98 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 99 for the last full year with a total value of $4.57 billion, a $358.81 million, 8.53 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,129,907,178
2Mexico $470,767,413
3China $404,379,220
4Germany $283,222,154
5South Korea $244,201,616
6Japan $217,134,986
7Oman $190,879,827
8Taiwan $160,003,625
9United Kingdom $157,134,153
10Israel $155,039,688

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $113,261,577
2New York City $97,735,872
3Laredo $81,043,973
4Los Angeles $67,357,128
5Chicago $59,144,479
6Atlanta/Savannah $38,355,284
7Pembina, N.D. $36,864,605
8Buffalo $34,269,655
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $30,477,250
10Charleston $24,652,185

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:

  • Port of Newark rose 17.45 percent compared to last year to $640.38 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 0.55 percent compared to last year to $446.34 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 11.68 percent compared to last year to $302.12 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 13.7 percent compared to last year to $291.63 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 23.01 percent compared to last year to $252.08 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 Canada increased $81.64 million, 7.79 percent, (26.67 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $94.3 million, 25.05 percent, (11.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $21.28 million, 5.55 percent, (9.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $54.77 million, 23.97 percent, (6.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $26.99 million, 12.42 percent, (5.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.77 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.53 billion of the $4.24 billion total.

All totaled, 45.61 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.93 billion of the $4.24 billion total