Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Plastic plates, sheet, film

Plastic plates, sheet, film, the No. 98 import by value totaled $357.73 million for the month of February, $757.49 million through February of 2020, and $4.9 billion for all of 2019, 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$212.86 M
2Mexico$90.66 M
3South Korea$47.48 M
4Germany$44.55 M
5China$42.29 M
6Oman$40.51 M
7Japan$36.3 M
8Taiwan$30.43 M
9Italy$23.62 M
10United Kingdom$21.28 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $757.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $114,108,230
2Port of Los Angeles $69,780,685
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $65,672,982
4Port Laredo $65,508,543
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $42,593,512
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $40,133,253
7Port of Virginia $34,176,980
8Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $33,384,740
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $31,145,485
10Port of Charleston $26,014,785

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 5.03 percent through February to $757.49 million

U.S. imports of Plastic plates, sheet, film decreased 5.03 percent from $797.57 million to $757.49 million through the first two months of 2020 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 February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 93 for the last full year with a total value of $4.9 billion, a $99.37 million, 1.99 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Oman and No. 5 China. 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 – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $212,855,085
2Mexico $90,657,351
3South Korea $47,475,236
4Germany $44,549,824
5China $42,293,413
6Oman $40,513,391
7Japan $36,300,830
8Taiwan $30,431,883
9Italy $23,616,222
10United Kingdom $21,283,090

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $49,721,719
2New York City $41,421,962
3Laredo $36,370,064
4Los Angeles $31,245,955
5Chicago $30,425,794
6Atlanta/Savannah $30,170,561
7Pembina, N.D. $16,327,995
8Buffalo $16,117,568
9Cleveland $12,841,953
10Charleston $12,499,513

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 5.12 percent compared to last year to $114.11 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.97 percent compared to last year to $69.78 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.8 percent compared to last year to $65.67 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 10.79 percent compared to last year to $65.51 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 18.82 percent compared to last year to $42.59 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 $3.07 million, 1.42 percent, (28.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $686,343, 0.76 percent, (11.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $565,121, 1.2 percent, (6.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $8.85 million, 16.57 percent, (5.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $8.88 million, 17.35 percent, (5.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.8 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $437.83 million of the $757.49 million total.

All totaled, 47.22 percent of all these Plastic plates, sheet, film imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $357.66 million of the $757.49 million total