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

Exports: Synthetic staple fibers

Synthetic staple fibers, the No. 511 export by value totaled $20.6 million for the month of February, $43.38 million through February of 2019, and $317.5 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$10.57 M
2Canada$10.46 M
3Belgium$4.35 M
4China$3.41 M
5United Kingdom$2.25 M
6Brazil$1.6 M
7Italy$1.45 M
8Thailand$1.44 M
9South Korea$886,197
10Germany$771,117
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $43.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $9,247,044
2Port of Charleston $7,290,231
3Port of Virginia $6,724,140
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,113,422
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $3,113,417
6Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $2,765,907
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,784,270
8Port of New York $1,442,368
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,295,412
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $946,145

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 25.70 percent through February to $43.38 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 25.70 percent from $58.38 million to $43.38 million through the first two 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 511 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 443 for the last full year with a total value of $317.5 million, a $20.45 million, 6.89 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $10,568,085
2Canada $10,458,160
3Belgium $4,351,107
4China $3,414,183
5United Kingdom $2,254,662
6Brazil $1,595,969
7Italy $1,447,649
8Thailand $1,437,737
9South Korea $886,197
10Germany $771,117

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Norfolk $20,774,967
2Laredo $20,087,382
3Charleston $17,963,122
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $14,119,989
5Atlanta/Savannah $8,028,661
6New York City $4,906,254
7Detroit $4,442,271
8Buffalo $4,058,191
9Miami $1,340,583
10Los Angeles $1,178,869

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 22.67 percent compared to last year to $9.25 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 38.02 percent compared to last year to $7.29 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 41.24 percent compared to last year to $6.72 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 10.95 percent compared to last year to $4.11 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 16.4 percent compared to last year to $3.11 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 $3.41 million, 24.41 percent, (24.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $1.42 million, 11.98 percent, (24.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium decreased $159,876, 3.54 percent, (10.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $2.91 million, 46.04 percent, (7.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $4.16 million, 64.87 percent, (5.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.57 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $31.05 million of the $43.38 million total.

All totaled, 70.29 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $30.49 million of the $43.38 million total