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

Exports: Glass fibers, glass yarn

Glass fibers, glass yarn, the No. 203 export by value totaled $114.92 million for the month of March, $326.62 million through March of 2019, and $1.35 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$91.6 M
2Canada$85.41 M
3China$19.48 M
4Japan$14.44 M
5United Kingdom$11.58 M
6Germany$10.84 M
7South Korea$10.66 M
8Belgium$8.23 M
9Italy$7.08 M
10France$6.63 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $326.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $42,662,580
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $24,073,484
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $22,905,204
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,283,969
5Port of New York $16,876,113
6Port of Charleston $16,116,714
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $12,553,122
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,391,197
9Los Angeles International Airport $10,052,407
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $8,373,582

U.S. exports of Glass fibers, glass yarn decreased 4.09 percent through March to $326.62 million

U.S. exports of Glass fibers, glass yarn decreased 4.09 percent from $340.55 million to $326.62 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 203 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 203 for the last full year with a total value of $1.35 billion, a $69.42 million, 5.42 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $91,598,761
2Canada $85,409,346
3China $19,483,713
4Japan $14,437,624
5United Kingdom $11,580,780
6Germany $10,836,543
7South Korea $10,664,201
8Belgium $8,228,612
9Italy $7,080,377
10France $6,626,780

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $65,633,115
2Detroit $52,315,974
3New York City $36,308,280
4Los Angeles $31,256,362
5El Paso $26,642,846
6Charleston $24,983,381
7Seattle $23,842,294
8Atlanta/Savannah $20,860,426
9San Diego $18,674,562
10Buffalo $14,413,368

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 Laredo rose 4.95 percent compared to last year to $42.66 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 8.12 percent compared to last year to $24.07 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 11.42 percent compared to last year to $22.91 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 30.01 percent compared to last year to $20.28 million.
  • Port of New York fell 23.37 percent compared to last year to $16.88 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 Mexico increased $945,367, 1.04 percent, (28.04 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $8.85 million, 9.39 percent, (26.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $2.45 million, 11.15 percent, (5.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $2.53 million, 21.28 percent, (4.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $1.74 million, 13.08 percent, (3.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.12 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $222.51 million of the $326.62 million total.

All totaled, 38.82 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $126.8 million of the $326.62 million total