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

Imports: Plastic tableware and other products

Plastic tableware and other products, the No. 73 import by value totaled $491.2 million for the month of February, $1.06 billion through February of 2019, and $5.39 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
1China$865.69 M
2Mexico$53.94 M
3Taiwan$33.3 M
4Canada$16.7 M
5Vietnam$12.19 M
6Israel$9.69 M
7Dominican Republic$6.18 M
8South Korea$5.73 M
9Thailand$5.4 M
10Hong Kong$4.51 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $306,307,722
2Port of Newark $164,165,519
3Port of Long Beach $112,994,042
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $55,017,848
5Port of Virginia $48,424,651
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $43,575,312
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $40,519,227
8Port of Houston $31,628,295
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $30,257,121
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $22,465,660

U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 16.61 percent through February to $1.06 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 16.61 percent from $906.28 million to $1.06 billion through the first two 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 73 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 84 for the last full year with a total value of $5.39 billion, a $448.96 million, 9.08 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Vietnam. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $865,692,711
2Mexico $53,944,675
3Taiwan $33,295,739
4Canada $16,699,266
5Vietnam $12,186,019
6Israel $9,689,464
7Dominican Republic $6,179,982
8South Korea $5,727,914
9Thailand $5,401,496
10Hong Kong $4,507,632

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $585,246,986
2New York City $246,666,516
3Chicago $132,248,533
4Atlanta/Savannah $87,078,703
5Seattle $80,765,467
6San Francisco $69,031,788
7New Orleans $66,968,159
8Norfolk $63,854,786
9Houston $59,049,099
10Cleveland $51,253,392

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 Los Angeles rose 3.7 percent compared to last year to $306.31 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 27.23 percent compared to last year to $164.17 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 40.91 percent compared to last year to $112.99 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 22.56 percent compared to last year to $55.02 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 36.31 percent compared to last year to $48.42 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 $136.68 million, 18.75 percent, (81.92 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $5.54 million, 11.45 percent, (5.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $3.07 million, 10.16 percent, (3.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.01 million, 13.67 percent, (1.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $4.05 million, 49.82 percent, (1.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.91 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $981.82 million of the $1.06 billion total.

All totaled, 65 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $686.91 million of the $1.06 billion total