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

Exports: Glass fibers, glass yarn

Glass fibers, glass yarn, the No. 203 export by value totaled $112.67 million for the month of October, $1.15 billion through October of 2018, and $1.28 billion 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
1Mexico$319.58 M
2Canada$301.33 M
3China$73.73 M
4Japan$43.95 M
5South Korea$43.14 M
6Germany$38.27 M
7United Kingdom$37.88 M
8Belgium$35.61 M
9France$24.47 M
10Italy$23.8 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.15 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $148,930,422
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $80,221,573
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $76,273,320
4Port of New York $71,793,693
5Port of Charleston $69,922,563
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $57,233,586
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $45,845,467
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $36,862,308
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $35,165,160
10Los Angeles International Airport $34,289,275

U.S. exports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 6.54 percent through October to $1.15 billion

U.S. exports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 6.54 percent from $1.08 billion to $1.15 billion 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 203 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 207 for the last full year with a total value of $1.28 billion, a $14.02 million, 1.11 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $319,576,651
2Canada $301,327,755
3China $73,726,901
4Japan $43,949,867
5South Korea $43,136,311
6Germany $38,268,998
7United Kingdom $37,881,292
8Belgium $35,610,592
9France $24,470,216
10Italy $23,799,039

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $30,652,856
2Detroit $28,026,855
3New York City $19,789,054
4Los Angeles $15,086,594
5El Paso $14,441,186
6Charleston $14,414,219
7Seattle $12,230,016
8Atlanta/Savannah $10,286,104
9San Diego $9,353,750
10Pembina, N.D. $7,915,893

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 Laredo rose 19.41 percent compared to last year to $148.93 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 14.55 percent compared to last year to $80.22 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 19.69 percent compared to last year to $76.27 million.
  • Port of New York fell 6.12 percent compared to last year to $71.79 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 14.75 percent compared to last year to $69.92 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 $41.97 million, 15.12 percent, (27.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $22.77 million, 8.17 percent, (26.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $14.72 million, 16.64 percent, (6.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $4.81 million, 12.28 percent, (3.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $13.89 million, 47.5 percent, (3.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.13 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $781.72 million of the $1.15 billion total.

All totaled, 38.97 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $447.14 million of the $1.15 billion total