Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Nylon, polyester, other polyamides

Nylon, polyester, other polyamides, the No. 112 export by value totaled $215.11 million for the month of February, $429.4 million through February of 2020, and $2.61 billion for all of 2019, 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$100.02 M
2China$68.27 M
3Canada$36.16 M
4Japan$28.77 M
5South Korea$24.07 M
6Belgium$22.85 M
7Vietnam$22.51 M
8Taiwan$17.19 M
9Thailand$13.11 M
10The Netherlands$11.53 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $429.4 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $92,395,001
2Port of Virginia $89,714,350
3Port Laredo $60,655,666
4Port of Charleston $28,352,854
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $16,993,736
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $13,657,232
7Port of New York $13,404,888
8Port of Los Angeles $11,289,572
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,615,319
10Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $9,437,711

U.S. exports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides decreased 7.66 percent through February to $429.4 million

U.S. exports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides decreased 7.66 percent from $465.03 million to $429.4 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 112 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 112 for the last full year with a total value of $2.61 billion, a $81.49 million, 3.02 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, 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..

In the last previous full 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 Charleston and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $100,023,282
2China $68,271,556
3Canada $36,157,142
4Japan $28,774,504
5South Korea $24,069,740
6Belgium $22,852,189
7Vietnam $22,512,404
8Taiwan $17,188,043
9Thailand $13,113,577
10The Netherlands $11,533,344

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NORFOLK, VA $108,014,334
2MOBILE, AL $85,303,152
3LAREDO, TX $59,077,776
4CHARLESTON, SC $33,635,094
5SAVANNAH, GA $22,777,880
6LOS ANGELES, CA $17,438,122
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $13,482,674
8TAMPA, FL $11,333,238
9DETROIT, MI $10,746,530
10EL PASO, TX $10,340,944

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 27.47 percent compared to last year to $92.4 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 13.79 percent compared to last year to $89.71 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 0.44 percent compared to last year to $60.66 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 68.79 percent compared to last year to $28.35 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 50.51 percent compared to last year to $16.99 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 decreased $999,491, 0.99 percent, (23.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $26.95 million, 65.22 percent, (15.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $2.63 million, 6.79 percent, (8.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan decreased $244,740, 0.84 percent, (6.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea decreased $13.3 million, 35.58 percent, (5.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.92 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $257.3 million of the $429.4 million total.

All totaled, 67.1 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $288.11 million of the $429.4 million total