Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed

Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed, the No. 1048 export by value totaled $1.35 million for the month of December, $12.52 million in 2019, and $19.55 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
1The Netherlands$3.66 M
2Mexico$3.42 M
3China$700,015
4Japan$569,064
5Israel$523,784
6Guatemala$498,626
7Dominica$446,668
8Australia$414,672
9Dominican Republic$403,223
10Canada$400,151
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U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed decreased 35.97 percent through December 2019 to $12.52 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed decreased 35.97 percent from $19.55 million to $12.52 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1048 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1006 for the last full year with a total value of $19.55 million, a $5.02 million, 34.60 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 China and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port Miami.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1The Netherlands $3,661,237
2Mexico $3,415,498
3China $700,015
4Japan $569,064
5Israel $523,784
6Guatemala $498,626
7Dominica $446,668
8Australia $414,672
9Dominican Republic $403,223
10Canada $400,151

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $1,509,404
2El Paso $1,033,641
3Laredo $1,024,988
4Atlanta/Savannah $145,260
5San Francisco $129,024
6New York City $126,471
7Los Angeles $96,777
8Miami $92,608
9Washington, D.C. $80,757
10Detroit $47,399

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 24.85 percent compared to last year to $3.16 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 53.68 percent compared to last year to $2.13 million.
  • Port of New York rose 448.65 percent compared to last year to $834,173.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 84.29 percent compared to last year to $829,502.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 123.91 percent compared to last year to $639,495.

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 The Netherlands decreased $1.29 million, 25.99 percent, (29.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $6.83 million, 66.67 percent, (27.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $104,119, 17.47 percent, (5.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $190,626, 50.37 percent, (4.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Israel decreased $536,340, 50.59 percent, (4.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.86 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $8.87 million of the $12.52 million total.

All totaled, 60.65 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $7.59 million of the $12.52 million total