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

Exports: Glass fibers, glass yarn

Glass fibers, glass yarn, the No. 206 export by value totaled $96.52 million for the month of December, $1.35 billion through December 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$377.31 M
2Canada$354.39 M
3China$86.35 M
4Japan$52.89 M
5South Korea$49.88 M
6Germany$44.54 M
7United Kingdom$43.85 M
8Belgium$40.59 M
9France$29.21 M
10Italy$26.32 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.35 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $178,230,445
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $94,626,740
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $88,396,702
4Port of New York $83,626,916
5Port of Charleston $80,491,725
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $65,491,096
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $55,456,714
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $42,948,320
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $42,203,796
10Los Angeles International Airport $39,927,956

U.S. exports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 5.42 percent through December to $1.35 billion

U.S. exports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 5.42 percent from $1.28 billion to $1.35 billion in 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 206 through December 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $377,312,472
2Canada $354,387,434
3China $86,350,069
4Japan $52,885,651
5South Korea $49,878,363
6Germany $44,541,155
7United Kingdom $43,848,525
8Belgium $40,588,451
9France $29,213,637
10Italy $26,323,589

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $95,550,970
2DETROIT, MI $76,134,574
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $55,941,200
4LOS ANGELES, CA $46,162,454
5CHARLESTON, SC $41,397,906
6EL PASO, TX $38,787,684
7SEATTLE, WA $34,593,734
8SAVANNAH, GA $31,604,812
9SAN DIEGO, CA $26,556,884
10PEMBINA, ND $21,196,476

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 19.63 percent compared to last year to $178.23 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 13.87 percent compared to last year to $94.63 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 16.19 percent compared to last year to $88.4 million.
  • Port of New York fell 8.12 percent compared to last year to $83.63 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 16.59 percent compared to last year to $80.49 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 $48.19 million, 14.64 percent, (27.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $19.03 million, 5.67 percent, (26.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $18.57 million, 17.7 percent, (6.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $6.35 million, 13.65 percent, (3.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $13.94 million, 38.79 percent, (3.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.19 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $920.81 million of the $1.35 billion total.

All totaled, 38.91 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $525.37 million of the $1.35 billion total