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

Exports: Artificial filament tow

Artificial filament tow, the No. 336 export by value totaled $47.1 million for the month of August, $406.54 million through August of 2019, and $614.14 million 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1The Netherlands$94.55 M
2Belgium$59.26 M
3Indonesia$52.08 M
4South Korea$29.42 M
5United Arab Emirates$22.58 M
6Mexico$20.71 M
7Egypt$13.02 M
8South Africa$12.97 M
9Singapore$12.58 M
10Vietnam$12.35 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $406.54 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $323,494,182
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $51,193,051
3Port Laredo $11,516,812
4Port of Virginia $5,258,666
5Port of Wilmington, N.C. $4,474,421
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $4,029,569
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,959,368
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $790,965
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $713,504
10Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $291,146

U.S. exports of Artificial filament tow decreased 5.81 percent through August to $406.54 million

U.S. exports of Artificial filament tow decreased 5.81 percent from $431.64 million to $406.54 million through the first eight 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 336 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 333 for the last full year with a total value of $614.14 million, a $39.1 million, 5.99 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners 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 Laredo, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $94,547,986
2Belgium $59,264,205
3Indonesia $52,075,673
4South Korea $29,424,524
5United Arab Emirates $22,582,971
6Mexico $20,712,901
7Egypt $13,021,789
8South Africa $12,969,398
9Singapore $12,581,899
10Vietnam $12,352,875

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $137,778,664
2Atlanta/Savannah $33,886,367
3Norfolk $10,366,580
4Laredo $4,518,221
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,322,836
6Buffalo $1,612,491
7Detroit $470,614
8Miami $273,611
9Wilmington $270,695
10Washington, D.C. $184,149

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 0.27 percent compared to last year to $323.49 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 27.94 percent compared to last year to $51.19 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 30.36 percent compared to last year to $11.52 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 64.51 percent compared to last year to $5.26 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. totaled $4.47 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 $19.67 million, 17.22 percent, (23.26 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium increased $22.51 million, 61.23 percent, (14.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Indonesia increased $3.42 million, 7.03 percent, (12.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $15.55 million, 112.14 percent, (7.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Arab Emirates increased $944,708, 4.37 percent, (5.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.44 percent of all these Artificial filament tow exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $257.9 million of the $406.54 million total.

All totaled, 97.39 percent of all these Artificial filament tow exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $395.94 million of the $406.54 million total