Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Synthetic staple fibers

Synthetic staple fibers, the No. 514 export by value totaled $15.61 million for the month of May, $94.35 million through May of 2020, and $261.87 million for all of 2019, 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
1Canada$19.92 M
2Mexico$19.24 M
3China$8.45 M
4Belgium$7.15 M
5United Kingdom$5.39 M
6Hong Kong$4.18 M
7Italy$2.77 M
8Brazil$2.67 M
9Luxembourg$2.32 M
10Japan$2.05 M
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U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 19.74 percent through May to $94.35 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 19.74 percent from $117.55 million to $94.35 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 514 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 506 for the last full year with a total value of $261.87 million, a $55.62 million, 17.52 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources 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 of Virginia, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources 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 of Virginia, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 11.07 percent compared to last year to $22.29 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 29.97 percent compared to last year to $16.11 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 23.49 percent compared to last year to $15.68 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 7.18 percent compared to last year to $6.52 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 31.88 percent compared to last year to $5.43 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 from No. 1 Canada decreased $13.56 million, 18.05 percent, (65.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $25.72 million, 31.84 percent, (58.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 China decreased $9.37 million, 25.04 percent, (29.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Belgium increased $4.7 million, 22.71 percent, (26.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $3.86 million, 22.2 percent, (14.33 percent market share).

All totaled, 70.13 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $183.64 million of the $261.87 million total.

All totaled, 69.99 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $66.03 million of the $94.35 million total