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

Exports: Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed

Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed, the No. 1006 export by value totaled $448,194 for the month of December, $19.55 million through December of 2018, and $14.52 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$10.25 M
2The Netherlands$4.95 M
3Israel$1.06 M
4China$595,896
5Canada$453,851
6Japan$378,438
7Dominican Republic$351,037
8India$331,925
9Trinidad and Tobago$150,421
10Germany$140,096
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $19.55 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $5,946,707
2Port of Charleston $4,594,107
3Port Laredo $4,205,207
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,020,329
5Port Miami $604,370
6Port of Los Angeles $570,536
7Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $450,100
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $285,606
9Port of Long Beach $224,743
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $215,279

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed increased 34.60 percent through December to $19.55 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed increased 34.60 percent from $14.52 million to $19.55 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 1006 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1044 for the last full year with a total value of $14.52 million, a $2.91 million, 16.67 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 China, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $10,247,567
2The Netherlands $4,947,144
3Israel $1,060,124
4China $595,896
5Canada $453,851
6Japan $378,438
7Dominican Republic $351,037
8India $331,925
9Trinidad and Tobago $150,421
10Germany $140,096

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1EL PASO, TX $1,953,048
2CHARLESTON, SC $1,584,878
3LAREDO, TX $1,500,144
4SAVANNAH, GA $290,520
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $246,298
6LOS ANGELES, CA $159,768
7WASHINGTON, DC $146,594
8SAN FRANCISCO, CA $129,024
9MIAMI, FL $112,156
10DETROIT, MI $75,200

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 16.43 percent compared to last year to $5.95 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 811.29 percent compared to last year to $4.59 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.27 percent compared to last year to $4.21 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 333.11 percent compared to last year to $1.02 million.
  • Port Miami fell 22.81 percent compared to last year to $604,370.

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 $1.06 million, 11.5 percent, (52.42 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 The Netherlands increased $4.65 million, 1556.65 percent, (25.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Israel increased $970,664, 1085.03 percent, (5.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $96,956, 13.99 percent, (3.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $45,124, 11.04 percent, (2.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.52 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $17.3 million of the $19.55 million total.

All totaled, 83.74 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $16.37 million of the $19.55 million total