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

Imports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 98 import by value totaled $367.51 million for the month of December, $5 billion through December 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$1.32 B
2Mexico$559.76 M
3China$454.44 M
4Germany$337.7 M
5South Korea$302.32 M
6Japan$255.17 M
7Oman$243.06 M
8Taiwan$190.99 M
9United Kingdom$185.12 M
10Israel$167.76 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $752,591,598
2Port of Los Angeles $527,308,759
3Port Laredo $359,025,487
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $344,091,375
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $298,087,442
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $269,523,345
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $217,935,674
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $205,285,353
9Port of Virginia $204,378,596
10Port of Long Beach $191,382,342

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 9.51 percent through December to $5 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film increased 9.51 percent from $4.57 billion to $5 billion 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 98 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 98 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,322,460,984
2Mexico $559,757,147
3China $454,438,274
4Germany $337,695,133
5South Korea $302,322,553
6Japan $255,168,239
7Oman $243,059,511
8Taiwan $190,994,671
9United Kingdom $185,123,444
10Israel $167,761,218

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $161,495,302
2New York City $141,431,680
3Laredo $119,939,365
4Los Angeles $103,918,519
5Chicago $87,043,627
6Atlanta/Savannah $61,338,143
7Pembina, N.D. $53,426,962
8Buffalo $47,221,553
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $42,066,193
10Charleston $37,831,174

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 14.33 percent compared to last year to $752.59 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 2.12 percent compared to last year to $527.31 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 11.85 percent compared to last year to $359.03 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.05 percent compared to last year to $344.09 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 21.33 percent compared to last year to $298.09 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 Canada increased $86.53 million, 7 percent, (26.44 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $108.61 million, 24.07 percent, (11.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $13.67 million, 2.92 percent, (9.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $65.75 million, 24.18 percent, (6.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $30.83 million, 11.35 percent, (6.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.51 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.98 billion of the $5 billion total.

All totaled, 45.6 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.28 billion of the $5 billion total