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

Imports: Plastics

Plastics, the No. 103 import by value totaled $318.44 million for the month of February, $709.53 million through February of 2019, and $4.74 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
1Canada$599.63 M
2Germany$15.39 M
3Mexico$15.3 M
4South Korea$14.37 M
5Japan$11.43 M
6China$7.5 M
7Belgium$6.51 M
8Singapore$6.03 M
9Taiwan$5.1 M
10France$4.54 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $709.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $188,681,809
2Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $165,368,190
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $155,558,997
4Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $30,137,940
5Port of Newark $21,062,250
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $19,709,289
7Port of Mobile, Ala. $14,714,624
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,864,192
9Port of Virginia $12,485,800
10Port of Eastport, Idaho $11,645,435

U.S. imports of Plastics decreased 10.16 percent through February to $709.53 million

U.S. imports of Plastics decreased 10.16 percent from $789.77 million to $709.53 million 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 103 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 96 for the last full year with a total value of $4.74 billion, a $350.83 million, 8.00 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $599,626,980
2Germany $15,391,477
3Mexico $15,298,062
4South Korea $14,369,668
5Japan $11,432,530
6China $7,497,967
7Belgium $6,506,384
8Singapore $6,028,857
9Taiwan $5,095,592
10France $4,542,688

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Duluth, Minn. $499,157,915
2Detroit $309,745,881
3Pembina, N.D. $296,760,717
4Seattle $73,840,565
5Great Falls, Mont. $53,071,361
6Buffalo $48,441,153
7New York City $32,544,203
8Mobile $29,091,862
9Houston $27,723,934
10Wilmington $27,096,143

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:

  • International Falls, Minn. fell 26.85 percent compared to last year to $188.68 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 8.99 percent compared to last year to $165.37 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 10.28 percent compared to last year to $155.56 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 27.4 percent compared to last year to $30.14 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 19.95 percent compared to last year to $21.06 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 Canada decreased $70.8 million, 10.56 percent, (84.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $3.54 million, 18.71 percent, (2.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $5.89 million, 27.78 percent, (2.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $9.1 million, 172.76 percent, (2.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $2.22 million, 24.11 percent, (1.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.47 percent of all these Plastics imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $656.12 million of the $709.53 million total.

All totaled, 79.04 percent of all these Plastics imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $560.81 million of the $709.53 million total