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

Imports: Plastic tableware and other products

Plastic tableware and other products, the No. 83 import by value totaled $444.25 million for the month of May, $2.12 billion through May of 2020, and $5.99 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
1China$1.61 B
2Mexico$131.04 M
3Taiwan$89.45 M
4Vietnam$54.72 M
5Canada$44.91 M
6Israel$23.05 M
7South Korea$19.04 M
8Dominican Republic$15.1 M
9Thailand$13.04 M
10India$9.48 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Port of Los Angeles$613.26 M
2Port of Newark$285.37 M
3Port of Long Beach$192.71 M
4Port of Savannah, Ga.$125.71 M
5Port of Virginia$100.93 M
6Port of Tacoma, Wash.$88.99 M
7Port of Oakland, Calif.$83.79 M
8Port of Houston$67.98 M
9Port of Charleston$51.69 M
10Port Laredo$49.56 M
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U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products decreased 13.19 percent through May to $2.12 billion

U.S. imports of Plastic tableware and other products decreased 13.19 percent from $2.44 billion to $2.12 billion through the first five 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 83 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 83 for the last full year with a total value of $5.99 billion, a $596.97 million, 11.07 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Canada. 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, 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 Virginia, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 13.08 percent compared to last year to $613.26 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 18.56 percent compared to last year to $285.37 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 23.6 percent compared to last year to $192.71 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 2.78 percent compared to last year to $125.71 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 7.15 percent compared to last year to $100.93 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 decreased $321.08 million, 16.63 percent, (76.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $9.42 million, 6.71 percent, (6.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan decreased $502,629, 0.56 percent, (4.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Vietnam increased $25.57 million, 87.7 percent, (2.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $1.37 million, 2.96 percent, (2.12 percent market share).

All totaled, 91.15 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.93 billion of the $2.12 billion total.

All totaled, 62.26 percent of all these Plastic tableware and other products imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $1.32 billion of the $2.12 billion total