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

Exports: Synthetic yarn, not retail

Synthetic yarn, not retail, the No. 357 export by value totaled $33.92 million for the month of December, $563.08 million through December of 2018, and $452.4 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
1Honduras$394.27 M
2El Salvador$84.61 M
3Mexico$28.22 M
4Canada$15 M
5Dominican Republic$12.24 M
6Sri Lanka$6.43 M
7Guatemala$6.18 M
8Vietnam$4.28 M
9China$1.78 M
10South Korea$1.63 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $563.08 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $165,111,133
2Port Miami $150,356,517
3Port of Gulfport, Miss. $97,718,556
4Port of Wilmington, N.C. $83,157,929
5Port Laredo $14,620,388
6Port of Charleston $7,936,911
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $5,882,152
8Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $5,657,432
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $3,648,646
10Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $3,623,456

U.S. exports of Synthetic yarn, not retail increased 24.47 percent through December to $563.08 million

U.S. exports of Synthetic yarn, not retail increased 24.47 percent from $452.4 million to $563.08 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 357 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 394 for the last full year with a total value of $452.4 million, a $11.98 million, 2.72 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 El Salvador, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss., No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 El Salvador, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss., No. 4 Port of Wilmington, N.C. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Honduras $394,271,484
2El Salvador $84,611,949
3Mexico $28,223,774
4Canada $14,998,592
5Dominican Republic $12,241,384
6Sri Lanka $6,434,136
7Guatemala $6,183,402
8Vietnam $4,276,718
9China $1,783,552
10South Korea $1,628,445

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1MIAMI, FL $119,437,838
2MOBILE, AL $42,711,534
3WILMINGTON, NC $29,507,280
4LAREDO, TX $6,748,236
5CHARLESTON, SC $4,254,382
6OGDENSBURG, NY $3,235,754
7EL PASO, TX $2,211,908
8DETROIT, MI $2,084,804
9SAVANNAH, GA $1,856,714
10PHILADELPHIA, PA $1,382,848

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 11.36 percent compared to last year to $165.11 million.
  • Port Miami rose 33.32 percent compared to last year to $150.36 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. rose 31.86 percent compared to last year to $97.72 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 33.48 percent compared to last year to $83.16 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 3.2 percent compared to last year to $14.62 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 Honduras increased $79.37 million, 25.2 percent, (70.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 El Salvador increased $23.54 million, 38.54 percent, (15.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $6.35 million, 29.05 percent, (5.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $2.14 million, 16.68 percent, (2.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Dominican Republic decreased $4.85 million, 28.39 percent, (2.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.9 percent of all these Synthetic yarn, not retail exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $534.35 million of the $563.08 million total.

All totaled, 90.74 percent of all these Synthetic yarn, not retail exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $510.96 million of the $563.08 million total