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

Exports: Plastic monofilaments

Plastic monofilaments, the No. 403 export by value totaled $35.93 million for the month of August, $287.16 million through August of 2019, and $451.56 million 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
1Canada$150.91 M
2Mexico$34.9 M
3Ireland$13.79 M
4China$8.7 M
5United Kingdom$7.61 M
6Germany$6.14 M
7Japan$5.34 M
8Dominican Republic$4.63 M
9Australia$4.04 M
10The Netherlands$3.71 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $287.16 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $39,921,697
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $29,687,371
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $19,136,867
4Port Laredo $13,323,127
5Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $11,201,562
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $10,375,223
7Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $9,069,581
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,637,234
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $8,619,592
10Port of Charleston $7,981,679

U.S. exports of Plastic monofilaments decreased 8.59 percent through August to $287.16 million

U.S. exports of Plastic monofilaments decreased 8.59 percent from $314.16 million to $287.16 million through the first eight 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 403 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 389 for the last full year with a total value of $451.56 million, a $69.9 million, 18.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont..

In the last previous full 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $150,912,889
2Mexico $34,902,267
3Ireland $13,791,481
4China $8,699,370
5United Kingdom $7,610,331
6Germany $6,137,199
7Japan $5,339,391
8Dominican Republic $4,631,042
9Australia $4,043,988
10The Netherlands $3,714,149

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $29,217,496
2Buffalo $11,360,582
3New York City $10,550,689
4Laredo $7,582,131
5Los Angeles $7,288,544
6Charleston $7,280,957
7Seattle $7,071,465
8Norfolk $5,874,261
9Chicago $5,458,268
10Low Value Shipments $4,961,453

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 13.24 percent compared to last year to $39.92 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 0.06 percent compared to last year to $29.69 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 31.88 percent compared to last year to $19.14 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 9.64 percent compared to last year to $13.32 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. fell 8.89 percent compared to last year to $11.2 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 decreased $9.99 million, 6.21 percent, (52.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $2.96 million, 9.26 percent, (12.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Ireland decreased $1.33 million, 8.8 percent, (4.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $567,369, 6.98 percent, (3.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $1.77 million, 30.4 percent, (2.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.19 percent of all these Plastic monofilaments exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $215.92 million of the $287.16 million total.

All totaled, 39.44 percent of all these Plastic monofilaments exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $113.27 million of the $287.16 million total