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

Imports: Plastic tableware and other products

Plastic tableware and other products, the No. 81 import by value totaled $516.67 million for the month of August, $4.01 billion through August 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$3.17 B
2Mexico$231.08 M
3Taiwan$146.51 M
4Canada$73.91 M
5Vietnam$52.97 M
6Israel$40.38 M
7South Korea$26.36 M
8Thailand$25.65 M
9Dominican Republic$24.97 M
10India$17.42 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,190,405,169
2Port of Newark $569,569,444
3Port of Long Beach $396,648,530
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $200,384,645
5Port of Virginia $182,325,744
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $166,229,696
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $149,296,045
8Port of Houston $119,484,436
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $105,840,716
10Port of Charleston $89,041,321

U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 14.56 percent through August to $4.01 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products increased 14.56 percent from $3.5 billion to $4.01 billion through the first eight 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 81 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 94 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 August 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $3,174,932,813
2Mexico $231,083,535
3Taiwan $146,514,507
4Canada $73,914,016
5Vietnam $52,968,926
6Israel $40,381,836
7South Korea $26,364,933
8Thailand $25,647,817
9Dominican Republic $24,968,474
10India $17,418,174

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 12.77 percent compared to last year to $1.19 billion.
  • Port of Newark rose 18.23 percent compared to last year to $569.57 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 9.35 percent compared to last year to $396.65 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 17.9 percent compared to last year to $200.38 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 22.42 percent compared to last year to $182.33 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 $445.53 million, 16.32 percent, (79.26 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $13.65 million, 6.28 percent, (5.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $22.93 million, 18.55 percent, (3.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $4.35 million, 6.26 percent, (1.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $11.45 million, 27.59 percent, (1.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.85 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $3.68 billion of the $4.01 billion total.

All totaled, 63.39 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $2.54 billion of the $4.01 billion total