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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 204 import by value totaled $177.22 million for the month of October, $1.61 billion through October of 2018, and $1.67 billion for all of 2017, 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$559.51 M
2Canada$473.62 M
3Mexico$219.37 M
4Cambodia$122.42 M
5Taiwan$67.86 M
6Vietnam$40.23 M
7Germany$26.95 M
8Poland$13.54 M
9Thailand$9.31 M
10Italy$9.05 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.61 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $247,607,532
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $165,806,810
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $121,111,051
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $108,738,882
5Port of Newark $105,509,941
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $94,660,482
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $74,555,124
8Port of Long Beach $69,966,176
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $50,233,252
10Port of Houston $49,351,642

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 13.57 percent through October to $1.61 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 13.57 percent from $1.42 billion to $1.61 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 204 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 220 for the last full year with a total value of $1.67 billion, a $51.84 million, 3.21 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Cambodia and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Cambodia and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $559,506,837
2Canada $473,617,840
3Mexico $219,370,364
4Cambodia $122,419,089
5Taiwan $67,857,356
6Vietnam $40,228,086
7Germany $26,949,796
8Poland $13,543,100
9Thailand $9,308,703
10Italy $9,049,012

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $45,251,676
2Detroit $32,550,391
3Buffalo $26,132,195
4Laredo $22,421,248
5New York City $19,185,329
6Atlanta/Savannah $19,035,904
7Chicago $15,671,578
8Seattle $10,202,004
9Houston $8,572,955
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $8,463,582

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 24.24 percent compared to last year to $247.61 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 11.87 percent compared to last year to $165.81 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.66 percent compared to last year to $121.11 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 19.71 percent compared to last year to $108.74 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 30.37 percent compared to last year to $105.51 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 $35.39 million, 6.75 percent, (34.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $45.55 million, 10.64 percent, (29.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $6.32 million, 2.97 percent, (13.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Cambodia increased $55.76 million, 83.64 percent, (7.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $7.92 million, 13.2 percent, (4.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.6 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.44 billion of the $1.61 billion total.

All totaled, 46.5 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $748.77 million of the $1.61 billion total