Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 286 export by value totaled $70.11 million for the month of December, $817.34 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$136.42 M
2Belgium$70.6 M
3Canada$70.35 M
4El Salvador$68.73 M
5China$54.07 M
6The Netherlands$43.39 M
7Brazil$42.69 M
8Japan$41.68 M
9United Kingdom$41.42 M
10Honduras$32.51 M
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U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 8.55 percent through December 2019 to $817.34 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 8.55 percent from $893.8 million to $817.34 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 286 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 275 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 El Salvador 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 of Wilmington, N.C..

In the last previous full 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..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $136,416,678
2Belgium $70,596,880
3Canada $70,354,370
4El Salvador $68,728,282
5China $54,071,800
6The Netherlands $43,385,294
7Brazil $42,685,351
8Japan $41,684,026
9United Kingdom $41,424,321
10Honduras $32,505,640

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia rose 46.01 percent compared to last year to $166.87 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 10.52 percent compared to last year to $114.3 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 39.99 percent compared to last year to $87.61 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 17.72 percent compared to last year to $74.71 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. fell 10.78 percent compared to last year to $62.81 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 $71.39 million, 34.35 percent, (16.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium increased $11.58 million, 19.62 percent, (8.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $28.91 million, 29.12 percent, (8.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 El Salvador increased $369,243, 0.54 percent, (8.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $6.19 million, 10.27 percent, (6.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 48.96 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $400.17 million of the $817.34 million total.

All totaled, 61.95 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $506.31 million of the $817.34 million total