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

Exports: Artificial filament tow

Artificial filament tow, the No. 340 export by value totaled $40.34 million for the month of October, $520.19 million through October of 2018, and $653.24 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1The Netherlands$136.26 M
2Indonesia$59.07 M
3Belgium$49.55 M
4China$36.49 M
5Egypt$30.07 M
6United Arab Emirates$26.25 M
7Vietnam$21.84 M
8Turkey$20.92 M
9South Korea$20.08 M
10Singapore$16.86 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $520.19 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $390,531,070
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $84,617,641
3Port of Virginia $16,896,866
4Port Laredo $10,745,123
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $5,712,185
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,954,592
7Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $3,102,682
8Port Everglades, Fla. $837,362
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $488,064
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $408,099

U.S. exports of Artificial filament tow decreased 9.37 percent through October to $520.19 million

U.S. exports of Artificial filament tow decreased 9.37 percent from $573.98 million to $520.19 million 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 340 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 315 for the last full year with a total value of $653.24 million, a $133.9 million, 17.01 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China and No. 5 Egypt. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 China, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $136,258,149
2Indonesia $59,071,512
3Belgium $49,548,622
4China $36,486,724
5Egypt $30,074,661
6United Arab Emirates $26,251,310
7Vietnam $21,844,408
8Turkey $20,915,296
9South Korea $20,084,778
10Singapore $16,862,417

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $70,080,217
2Atlanta/Savannah $18,064,038
3Norfolk $4,881,024
4Laredo $1,780,411
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,130,459
6Buffalo $909,958
7Miami $273,611
8Wilmington $270,695
9Washington, D.C. $176,339
10Detroit $174,622

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 Charleston fell 2.93 percent compared to last year to $390.53 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 15.78 percent compared to last year to $84.62 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 44.59 percent compared to last year to $16.9 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 27.57 percent compared to last year to $10.75 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 8.18 percent compared to last year to $5.71 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. exports to No. 1 The Netherlands decreased $11.61 million, 7.85 percent, (26.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Indonesia increased $10.62 million, 21.92 percent, (11.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $3.07 million, 6.61 percent, (9.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $26.17 million, 41.76 percent, (7.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Egypt decreased $17.19 million, 36.37 percent, (5.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.87 percent of all these Artificial filament tow exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $311.44 million of the $520.19 million total.

All totaled, 97.75 percent of all these Artificial filament tow exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $508.5 million of the $520.19 million total