Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Artificial filament tow

Artificial filament tow, the No. 307 export by value totaled $54.18 million for the month of May, $262.59 million through May of 2020, and $580.64 million for all of 2019, 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$62.43 M
2Belgium$41.49 M
3Indonesia$38.07 M
4United Arab Emirates$17.29 M
5South Korea$13.68 M
6Vietnam$9.56 M
7Egypt$9.41 M
8Mexico$8.09 M
9Singapore$7.43 M
10South Africa$6.88 M
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U.S. exports of Artificial filament tow decreased 2.42 percent through May to $262.59 million

U.S. exports of Artificial filament tow decreased 2.42 percent from $269.11 million to $262.59 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 307 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 322 for the last full year with a total value of $580.64 million, a $33.5 million, 5.46 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 6.47 percent compared to last year to $200.23 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 9 percent compared to last year to $39.03 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 2561.3 percent compared to last year to $8.88 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 42.22 percent compared to last year to $4.84 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 8.18 percent compared to last year to $2.73 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 from No. 1 The Netherlands decreased $31.46 million, 19.62 percent, (49.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Belgium increased $23.45 million, 39.75 percent, (31.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Indonesia increased $12.94 million, 18.86 percent, (31.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 South Korea increased $14.21 million, 53.03 percent, (15.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 United Arab Emirates decreased $2.11 million, 6.08 percent, (12.43 percent market share).

All totaled, 63.12 percent of all these Artificial filament tow exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $366.51 million of the $580.64 million total.

All totaled, 97.38 percent of all these Artificial filament tow exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $255.71 million of the $262.59 million total