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

Exports: Plastic monofilaments

Plastic monofilaments, the No. 396 export by value totaled $35.56 million for the month of October, $385.18 million through October of 2018, and $381.67 million 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
1Canada$196.23 M
2Mexico$39.92 M
3Ireland$19.22 M
4Japan$11.4 M
5Germany$10.89 M
6China$10.37 M
7United Kingdom$7.23 M
8France$6.36 M
9Portugal$5.98 M
10Australia$5.67 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $385.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $46,734,404
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $35,810,635
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $32,376,408
4Port Laredo $18,145,311
5Port of Charleston $15,179,750
6Port of Virginia $15,145,393
7Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $14,140,192
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $13,083,527
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $13,068,119
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $12,089,682

U.S. exports of Plastic monofilaments increased 19.15 percent through October to $385.18 million

U.S. exports of Plastic monofilaments increased 19.15 percent from $323.27 million to $385.18 million 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 396 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 422 for the last full year with a total value of $381.67 million, a $71.2 million, 22.93 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo 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 Ireland, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $196,231,806
2Mexico $39,920,467
3Ireland $19,215,983
4Japan $11,396,138
5Germany $10,894,565
6China $10,366,372
7United Kingdom $7,228,436
8France $6,355,810
9Portugal $5,980,388
10Australia $5,666,833

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $15,614,696
2New York City $5,603,193
3Buffalo $5,518,945
4Laredo $4,486,434
5Charleston $4,201,776
6Los Angeles $3,986,795
7Seattle $3,896,381
8Chicago $3,755,882
9Norfolk $3,316,511
10Low Value Shipments $2,597,854

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 83.75 percent compared to last year to $46.73 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 19.43 percent compared to last year to $35.81 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 19.34 percent compared to last year to $32.38 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 18.14 percent compared to last year to $18.15 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 131.81 percent compared to last year to $15.18 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 Canada increased $32.92 million, 20.16 percent, (50.95 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $3.57 million, 9.81 percent, (10.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Ireland increased $1.97 million, 11.39 percent, (4.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $2.41 million, 26.84 percent, (2.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $3.38 million, 45 percent, (2.83 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.09 percent of all these Plastic monofilaments exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $277.66 million of the $385.18 million total.

All totaled, 38.49 percent of all these Plastic monofilaments exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $148.25 million of the $385.18 million total