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

Exports: Synthetic staple fibers

Synthetic staple fibers, the No. 508 export by value totaled $22.96 million for the month of August, $182.69 million through August 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
1Canada$43.11 M
2Mexico$39.24 M
3Belgium$19.23 M
4China$17.99 M
5United Kingdom$8.84 M
6Hong Kong$7.72 M
7Italy$5.19 M
8Brazil$4.93 M
9South Korea$4.8 M
10Thailand$4.27 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $182.69 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Virginia $41,427,649
2Port Laredo $33,945,230
3Port of Charleston $32,310,255
4Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $12,107,161
5Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $11,805,247
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,127,387
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $6,370,479
8Port of New York $5,933,131
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,399,481
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,157,065

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 18.22 percent through August to $182.69 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 18.22 percent from $223.4 million to $182.69 million through the first eight 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 508 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 467 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China 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 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $43,113,827
2Mexico $39,241,618
3Belgium $19,226,289
4China $17,988,270
5United Kingdom $8,835,615
6Hong Kong $7,723,881
7Italy $5,192,305
8Brazil $4,925,110
9South Korea $4,803,464
10Thailand $4,273,651

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Virginia fell 3 percent compared to last year to $41.43 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 34.83 percent compared to last year to $33.95 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 10.19 percent compared to last year to $32.31 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 25.77 percent compared to last year to $12.11 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 1.22 percent compared to last year to $11.81 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 Canada decreased $8.53 million, 16.51 percent, (23.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $20.51 million, 34.32 percent, (21.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Belgium increased $5.3 million, 38.02 percent, (10.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $7.94 million, 30.62 percent, (9.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $4.78 million, 35.12 percent, (4.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.29 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $128.41 million of the $182.69 million total.

All totaled, 72.03 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $131.6 million of the $182.69 million total