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

Exports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 275 export by value totaled $60.84 million for the month of December, $893.8 million through December 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$207.81 M
2Canada$99.26 M
3El Salvador$68.36 M
4United Kingdom$63.62 M
5China$60.26 M
6Belgium$59.02 M
7Japan$47.3 M
8The Netherlands$37.92 M
9Brazil$36.71 M
10Honduras$34.55 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $893.8 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $146,002,203
2Port of Charleston $127,737,756
3Port of Virginia $114,292,652
4Port of Wilmington, N.C. $70,398,539
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $63,465,260
6Port Everglades, Fla. $47,467,749
7Port Miami $45,054,350
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $28,751,121
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $24,537,245
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $19,453,437

U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail increased 0.24 percent through December to $893.8 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail increased 0.24 percent from $891.7 million to $893.8 million in 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 275 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 268 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $207,806,256
2Canada $99,264,162
3El Salvador $68,359,039
4United Kingdom $63,617,913
5China $60,261,886
6Belgium $59,019,423
7Japan $47,302,699
8The Netherlands $37,915,654
9Brazil $36,705,783
10Honduras $34,553,118

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $68,685,272
2CHARLESTON, SC $61,819,452
3NORFOLK, VA $54,670,448
4MIAMI, FL $47,263,886
5SAVANNAH, GA $43,835,006
6WILMINGTON, NC $26,725,044
7OGDENSBURG, NY $18,234,740
8DETROIT, MI $17,201,662
9EL PASO, TX $11,605,878
10NEW YORK CITY, NY $8,894,838

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 60.01 percent compared to last year to $146 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 5.25 percent compared to last year to $127.74 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 17.29 percent compared to last year to $114.29 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 42.01 percent compared to last year to $70.4 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 18.47 percent compared to last year to $63.47 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 $75.26 million, 56.79 percent, (23.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $41.62 million, 29.54 percent, (11.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 El Salvador decreased $1.54 million, 2.21 percent, (7.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $15.38 million, 31.89 percent, (7.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $6.33 million, 9.5 percent, (6.74 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 55.86 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $499.31 million of the $893.8 million total.

All totaled, 58.39 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $521.9 million of the $893.8 million total