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

Imports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 95 import by value totaled $436.8 million for the month of July, $2.95 billion through July of 2019, and $5 billion 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
1Canada$789.84 M
2Mexico$327.99 M
3Germany$196.38 M
4South Korea$191.77 M
5Oman$184.56 M
6China$171 M
7Japan$148.1 M
8Taiwan$118.96 M
9United Kingdom$105.78 M
10Italy$93.91 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.95 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $440,222,846
2Port of Los Angeles $286,806,790
3Port Laredo $220,605,075
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $217,082,211
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $193,537,445
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $154,839,848
7Port of Virginia $143,730,384
8Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $131,623,410
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $126,378,754
10Port of Charleston $113,440,008

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 1.17 percent through July to $2.95 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 1.17 percent from $2.98 billion to $2.95 billion 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 95 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 96 for the last full year with a total value of $5 billion, a $434.59 million, 9.51 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Oman. 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 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..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $789,842,965
2Mexico $327,992,585
3Germany $196,383,119
4South Korea $191,767,043
5Oman $184,555,284
6China $170,995,623
7Japan $148,104,385
8Taiwan $118,955,084
9United Kingdom $105,780,168
10Italy $93,907,622

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $218,058,025
2New York City $186,964,734
3Laredo $166,197,891
4Los Angeles $134,719,980
5Chicago $117,078,603
6Atlanta/Savannah $83,800,194
7Pembina, N.D. $73,135,010
8Buffalo $62,559,842
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $56,637,158
10Charleston $51,848,437

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:

  • Port of Newark fell 1.73 percent compared to last year to $440.22 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.52 percent compared to last year to $286.81 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.51 percent compared to last year to $220.61 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 7.43 percent compared to last year to $217.08 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 10.79 percent compared to last year to $193.54 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 decreased $709,915, 0.09 percent, (26.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $5.19 million, 1.61 percent, (11.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $1.24 million, 0.64 percent, (6.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $19.49 million, 11.31 percent, (6.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Oman increased $54.66 million, 42.08 percent, (6.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.4 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.69 billion of the $2.95 billion total.

All totaled, 46.12 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.36 billion of the $2.95 billion total