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

Imports: Misc. builders’ plastics

Misc. builders' plastics, the No. 213 import by value totaled $143.37 million for the month of March, $439.68 million through March of 2019, and $1.92 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$147.78 M
2Canada$109.02 M
3Mexico$63.03 M
4Cambodia$47.97 M
5Vietnam$20.29 M
6Taiwan$16.92 M
7Germany$7.47 M
8Poland$3.84 M
9India$2.73 M
10Thailand$2.29 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $439.68 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $66,904,926
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $44,277,860
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $37,096,149
4Port of Newark $29,472,685
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $28,491,145
6Pharr International Bridge in Texas $22,009,424
7Port of Long Beach $21,647,630
8Port of Virginia $16,644,190
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $16,123,706
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $14,199,807

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 7.07 percent through March to $439.68 million

U.S. imports of Misc. builders’ plastics increased 7.07 percent from $410.64 million to $439.68 million through the first three 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 213 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 221 for the last full year with a total value of $1.92 billion, a $249.83 million, 14.99 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

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 of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $147,778,342
2Canada $109,017,964
3Mexico $63,034,431
4Cambodia $47,967,171
5Vietnam $20,289,439
6Taiwan $16,920,384
7Germany $7,468,235
8Poland $3,842,094
9India $2,727,395
10Thailand $2,294,540

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $94,778,232
2Detroit $64,041,872
3Buffalo $50,044,163
4Atlanta/Savannah $45,497,247
5Laredo $45,484,223
6New York City $45,466,088
7Chicago $30,028,114
8Seattle $24,889,161
9San Diego $17,692,682
10Houston $16,762,561

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2.15 percent compared to last year to $66.9 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 8.12 percent compared to last year to $44.28 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 29.64 percent compared to last year to $37.1 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 0.56 percent compared to last year to $29.47 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 7.86 percent compared to last year to $28.49 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 $1.03 million, 0.7 percent, (33.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $6.06 million, 5.27 percent, (24.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $4.93 million, 8.49 percent, (14.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Cambodia increased $14.63 million, 43.89 percent, (10.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $12.49 million, 160.23 percent, (4.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.27 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $388.09 million of the $439.68 million total.

All totaled, 46.91 percent of all these Misc. builders’ plastics imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $206.24 million of the $439.68 million total