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

Exports: Twine, rope, cables

Twine, rope, cables, the No. 604 export by value totaled $14.99 million for the month of February, $27.73 million through February of 2020, and $174.66 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
1Mexico$11.42 M
2China$3.42 M
3Canada$3.36 M
4Switzerland$940,424
5Costa Rica$628,107
6Norway$533,000
7Australia$514,200
8United Kingdom$452,277
9Ghana$431,657
10Dominican Republic$422,296
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $27.73 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $6,193,964
2Port Laredo $3,092,594
3Port of Boston $2,450,559
4Port of New Orleans $1,613,582
5Port of New York $1,385,727
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,108,071
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,056,786
8Port of Long Beach $1,044,815
9Houston Int’l Airport $643,907
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $549,018

U.S. exports of Twine, rope, cables decreased 9.09 percent through February to $27.73 million

U.S. exports of Twine, rope, cables decreased 9.09 percent from $30.5 million to $27.73 million through the first two 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 604 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 599 for the last full year with a total value of $174.66 million, a $5.57 million, 3.09 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 Costa Rica. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Boston, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Costa Rica and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $11,424,884
2China $3,417,836
3Canada $3,361,985
4Switzerland $940,424
5Costa Rica $628,107
6Norway $533,000
7Australia $514,200
8United Kingdom $452,277
9Ghana $431,657
10Dominican Republic $422,296

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $3,401,858
2EL PASO, TX $3,234,904
3BOSTON, MA $2,640,658
4NEW ORLEANS, LA $1,780,562
5LAREDO, TX $1,747,568
6LOS ANGELES, CA $1,710,028
7SEATTLE, WA $1,224,958
8SAVANNAH, GA $1,156,852
9BUFFALO, NY $1,148,756
10LOW VALUE $1,111,704

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:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 0.58 percent compared to last year to $6.19 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.26 percent compared to last year to $3.09 million.
  • Port of Boston rose 3466.06 percent compared to last year to $2.45 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 113.37 percent compared to last year to $1.61 million.
  • Port of New York rose 186.53 percent compared to last year to $1.39 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 $1.47 million, 11.4 percent, (41.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $297,982, 9.55 percent, (12.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $1.13 million, 25.2 percent, (12.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Switzerland increased $335,721, 55.52 percent, (3.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Costa Rica decreased $701,523, 52.76 percent, (2.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.31 percent of all these Twine, rope, cables exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $19.77 million of the $27.73 million total.

All totaled, 53.14 percent of all these Twine, rope, cables exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $14.74 million of the $27.73 million total