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

Exports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 278 export by value totaled $80.89 million for the month of March, $207.24 million through March of 2019, and $893.8 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
1Mexico$40.82 M
2El Salvador$18.01 M
3Canada$17.61 M
4Belgium$16.14 M
5China$15.46 M
6United Kingdom$11.87 M
7The Netherlands$11.64 M
8Japan$11.22 M
9Brazil$8.49 M
10Honduras$7.69 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $207.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $36,371,878
2Port Laredo $27,596,606
3Port of Charleston $27,445,253
4Port of Wilmington, N.C. $23,055,082
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $15,386,203
6Port Everglades, Fla. $11,857,014
7Port Miami $9,092,931
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $6,459,588
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $6,243,227
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,597,781

U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 13.15 percent through March to $207.24 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 13.15 percent from $238.63 million to $207.24 million through the first three 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 278 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 256 for the last full year with a total value of $893.8 million, a $2.1 million, 0.24 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $40,824,558
2El Salvador $18,010,863
3Canada $17,608,900
4Belgium $16,142,561
5China $15,459,755
6United Kingdom $11,869,743
7The Netherlands $11,644,490
8Japan $11,216,305
9Brazil $8,488,179
10Honduras $7,687,099

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $45,766,286
2Charleston $41,835,068
3Norfolk $32,919,892
4Miami $30,232,429
5Atlanta/Savannah $26,967,746
6Wilmington $19,854,158
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $12,027,689
8Detroit $10,023,809
9El Paso $7,328,152
10New York City $5,498,226

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 26.26 percent compared to last year to $36.37 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 39.94 percent compared to last year to $27.6 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 11.7 percent compared to last year to $27.45 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 62.44 percent compared to last year to $23.06 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 20.9 percent compared to last year to $15.39 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 $17.98 million, 30.57 percent, (19.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 El Salvador increased $1.57 million, 9.56 percent, (8.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $14.85 million, 45.74 percent, (8.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $697,020, 4.51 percent, (7.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China increased $2.46 million, 18.94 percent, (7.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.14 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $108.05 million of the $207.24 million total.

All totaled, 62.66 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $129.86 million of the $207.24 million total