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

Exports: Nylon, polyester, other polyamides

Nylon, polyester, other polyamides, the No. 118 export by value totaled $216.55 million for the month of July, $1.59 billion through July of 2019, and $2.7 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$342.91 M
2China$151.1 M
3Canada$130.22 M
4Belgium$118.77 M
5South Korea$116.13 M
6Japan$112.75 M
7Vietnam$73.85 M
8Taiwan$64.1 M
9Thailand$56.66 M
10The Netherlands$54.5 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.59 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $408,773,530
2Port of Virginia $277,090,889
3Port Laredo $206,506,536
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $90,813,213
5Port of Charleston $79,321,600
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $46,863,743
7Port of New York $46,719,164
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $40,231,089
9Port of Houston $38,732,650
10Port of Long Beach $38,478,537

U.S. exports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 2.44 percent through July to $1.59 billion

U.S. exports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 2.44 percent from $1.55 billion to $1.59 billion through the first seven 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 118 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 123 for the last full year with a total value of $2.7 billion, a $350.73 million, 14.95 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $342,905,214
2China $151,101,202
3Canada $130,223,319
4Belgium $118,770,600
5South Korea $116,130,082
6Japan $112,748,700
7Vietnam $73,848,061
8Taiwan $64,096,764
9Thailand $56,657,293
10The Netherlands $54,499,111

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $220,611,277
2Laredo $134,060,840
3Norfolk $124,264,314
4Charleston $47,639,821
5Los Angeles $46,554,340
6Detroit $39,528,883
7New York City $33,296,304
8Atlanta/Savannah $30,157,096
9El Paso $23,661,593
10Houston $15,969,299

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 1.54 percent compared to last year to $408.77 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 29.15 percent compared to last year to $277.09 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 1.21 percent compared to last year to $206.51 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 65.51 percent compared to last year to $90.81 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 19.35 percent compared to last year to $79.32 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 $6.11 million, 1.81 percent, (21.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $272,376, 0.18 percent, (9.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $17.05 million, 11.58 percent, (8.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $21.93 million, 22.64 percent, (7.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $9.78 million, 7.76 percent, (7.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.99 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $859.13 million of the $1.59 billion total.

All totaled, 66.77 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.06 billion of the $1.59 billion total