Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through September 2021.

Imports: Plastic waste, scrap

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

117.29%

Compared to last month

4.93%

Total All Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

18.39%

Compared to last month

-0.59%

RankAmong U.S. Imports

608

Rank 2020

669

U.S. imports of Plastic waste, scrap totaled $36.16 million in September, a change of 117.29 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was 4.93 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Plastic waste, scrap ranked No. 608 in September. It had ranked No. 669 for the same month last year.

While Plastic waste, scrap ranked No. 608 in September by value, it ranked No. 321 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Plastic waste, scrap imports in September were (1) Mexico, (2) Canada, and (3) Honduras. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Passenger vehicles, (2) Oil, and (3) Computers.

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