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

Exports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 270 export by value totaled $73.98 million for the month of October, $772.94 million through October of 2018, and $891.7 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
1Mexico$183.18 M
2Canada$89.4 M
3El Salvador$58.56 M
4United Kingdom$54.78 M
5China$52.09 M
6Belgium$51.5 M
7Japan$36.93 M
8Brazil$34.03 M
9The Netherlands$31.74 M
10Honduras$29.97 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $772.94 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $129,134,870
2Port of Charleston $106,324,182
3Port of Virginia $99,129,985
4Port of Wilmington, N.C. $59,300,462
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $53,611,375
6Port Everglades, Fla. $42,006,619
7Port Miami $38,384,158
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $24,770,486
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $21,704,899
10Port of Long Beach $17,591,031

U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail increased 2.62 percent through October to $772.94 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail increased 2.62 percent from $753.19 million to $772.94 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 270 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 263 for the last full year with a total value of $891.7 million, a $20.19 million, 2.32 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 El Salvador, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 El Salvador, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $183,183,579
2Canada $89,403,956
3El Salvador $58,555,835
4United Kingdom $54,783,713
5China $52,091,107
6Belgium $51,498,366
7Japan $36,927,074
8Brazil $34,026,237
9The Netherlands $31,742,830
10Honduras $29,970,610

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $27,024,846
2Charleston $20,421,494
3Norfolk $17,757,225
4Miami $17,054,970
5Atlanta/Savannah $14,898,660
6Wilmington $8,744,689
7Detroit $8,266,120
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $6,691,194
9El Paso $4,495,806
10Buffalo $3,860,805

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:

  • Port Laredo rose 65.41 percent compared to last year to $129.13 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 5.17 percent compared to last year to $106.32 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 14.22 percent compared to last year to $99.13 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 42.1 percent compared to last year to $59.3 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 16.99 percent compared to last year to $53.61 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 $71.58 million, 64.14 percent, (23.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $32.27 million, 26.52 percent, (11.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 El Salvador decreased $298,454, 0.51 percent, (7.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $17.39 million, 46.49 percent, (7.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $6.16 million, 10.58 percent, (6.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.67 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $438.02 million of the $772.94 million total.

All totaled, 57.9 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $447.5 million of the $772.94 million total