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

Exports: Nylon, polyester, other polyamides

Nylon, polyester, other polyamides, the No. 123 export by value totaled $221.57 million for the month of December, $2.7 billion through December of 2018, and $2.35 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$586.36 M
2China$269.56 M
3Canada$244.73 M
4South Korea$223.78 M
5Japan$198.55 M
6Belgium$172.05 M
7Taiwan$116.5 M
8Vietnam$103.26 M
9United Kingdom$76.51 M
10Thailand$75.48 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.7 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $718,976,253
2Port of Virginia $387,551,816
3Port Laredo $360,692,407
4Port of Charleston $158,265,949
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $113,257,961
6Port of Long Beach $82,137,748
7Port of New York $72,657,173
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $71,794,131
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $69,568,405
10Port of Houston $66,651,564

U.S. exports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 14.95 percent through December to $2.7 billion

U.S. exports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 14.95 percent from $2.35 billion to $2.7 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 123 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 129 for the last full year with a total value of $2.35 billion, a $143.04 million, 6.49 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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..

In the last previous full 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 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $586,359,286
2China $269,561,406
3Canada $244,726,998
4South Korea $223,781,779
5Japan $198,545,502
6Belgium $172,048,198
7Taiwan $116,499,102
8Vietnam $103,264,288
9United Kingdom $76,508,690
10Thailand $75,480,382

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1MOBILE, AL $345,494,650
2LAREDO, TX $193,809,110
3NORFOLK, VA $179,261,028
4CHARLESTON, SC $78,134,478
5LOS ANGELES, CA $69,996,794
6DETROIT, MI $58,589,982
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $50,362,176
8SAVANNAH, GA $44,482,334
9EL PASO, TX $35,201,360
10BUFFALO, NY $21,275,594

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 34.48 percent compared to last year to $718.98 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 3.95 percent compared to last year to $387.55 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 21.01 percent compared to last year to $360.69 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 17.31 percent compared to last year to $158.27 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 25.84 percent compared to last year to $113.26 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 $73.38 million, 14.31 percent, (21.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $28.89 million, 12 percent, (10 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $1.78 million, 0.72 percent, (9.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $65.48 million, 41.36 percent, (8.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $23.23 million, 13.25 percent, (7.36 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.48 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.52 billion of the $2.7 billion total.

All totaled, 64.48 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.74 billion of the $2.7 billion total