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

Imports: Plastic tableware and other products

Plastic tableware and other products, the No. 94 import by value totaled $517.97 million for the month of October, $4.44 billion through October of 2018, and $4.95 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
1China$3.48 B
2Mexico$271.33 M
3Taiwan$155.77 M
4Canada$88.49 M
5Israel$54.62 M
6Vietnam$51.43 M
7South Korea$30.28 M
8Dominican Republic$27.3 M
9Thailand$26.12 M
10United Kingdom$24.53 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.44 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,337,474,633
2Port of Newark $613,996,268
3Port of Long Beach $460,390,499
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $215,235,895
5Port of Virginia $187,369,441
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $161,430,942
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $139,133,705
8Port of Houston $129,780,163
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $128,325,147
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $106,344,186

U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 8.23 percent through October to $4.44 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 8.23 percent from $4.1 billion to $4.44 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 94 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 89 for the last full year with a total value of $4.95 billion, a $81.16 million, 1.67 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $3,483,882,711
2Mexico $271,328,929
3Taiwan $155,768,316
4Canada $88,492,734
5Israel $54,620,149
6Vietnam $51,430,930
7South Korea $30,277,217
8Dominican Republic $27,300,009
9Thailand $26,124,383
10United Kingdom $24,534,070

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $282,168,201
2New York City $121,558,076
3Chicago $66,927,213
4Atlanta/Savannah $45,416,902
5Seattle $40,282,566
6New Orleans $32,644,578
7Norfolk $31,416,690
8San Francisco $30,915,218
9Houston $28,654,355
10Cleveland $24,842,814

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 Los Angeles rose 7.14 percent compared to last year to $1.34 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 10.58 percent compared to last year to $614 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 22.01 percent compared to last year to $460.39 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 8.16 percent compared to last year to $215.24 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 5.64 percent compared to last year to $187.37 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 China increased $355.73 million, 11.37 percent, (78.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $24.61 million, 8.32 percent, (6.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $1.62 million, 1.05 percent, (3.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $17.45 million, 16.47 percent, (1.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Israel increased $7.1 million, 14.94 percent, (1.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.29 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.05 billion of the $4.44 billion total.

All totaled, 63.38 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.81 billion of the $4.44 billion total