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

Exports: Synthetic staple fibers

Synthetic staple fibers, the No. 478 export by value totaled $25.6 million for the month of October, $274.61 million through October of 2018, and $297.04 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$72.09 M
2Canada$63.45 M
3China$33.62 M
4Belgium$17.19 M
5United Kingdom$15.7 M
6Hong Kong$9.51 M
7Brazil$7.35 M
8Italy$7.27 M
9Thailand$4.89 M
10Japan$4.01 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $274.61 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $63,171,935
2Port of Virginia $53,823,980
3Port of Charleston $35,135,325
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $21,223,706
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $20,032,555
6Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $14,242,578
7Port of New York $11,693,498
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $9,508,029
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $7,805,340
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $7,622,090

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers increased 10.84 percent through October to $274.61 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers increased 10.84 percent from $247.75 million to $274.61 million through the first 10 months of 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 478 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 484 for the last full year with a total value of $297.04 million, a $19.99 million, 7.21 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $72,089,312
2Canada $63,449,877
3China $33,623,383
4Belgium $17,189,174
5United Kingdom $15,698,146
6Hong Kong $9,507,148
7Brazil $7,348,328
8Italy $7,266,658
9Thailand $4,891,842
10Japan $4,011,017

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $12,271,922
2Charleston $11,762,112
3Norfolk $11,442,955
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,302,525
5Atlanta/Savannah $4,019,279
6New York City $3,527,832
7Detroit $2,097,988
8Buffalo $1,736,652
9Los Angeles $694,187
10Miami $619,479

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 36.15 percent compared to last year to $63.17 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 20.78 percent compared to last year to $53.82 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 31.19 percent compared to last year to $35.14 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 84.24 percent compared to last year to $21.22 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 26.85 percent compared to last year to $20.03 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 $16.36 million, 29.35 percent, (26.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $3.04 million, 5.04 percent, (23.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $8.36 million, 33.12 percent, (12.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium decreased $4.95 million, 22.34 percent, (6.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $4.77 million, 43.64 percent, (5.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.58 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $202.05 million of the $274.61 million total.

All totaled, 70.42 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $193.39 million of the $274.61 million total