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

Exports: Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc.

Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc., the No. 838 export by value totaled $5.51 million for the month of March, $13.92 million through March of 2019, and $56.31 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
1Mexico$2.35 M
2Philippines$2.04 M
3Germany$1.26 M
4India$1.17 M
5Honduras$1.01 M
6Chile$725,316
7The Netherlands$557,920
8Nigeria$499,403
9Turkey$427,910
10Canada$410,365
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $13.92 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,125,693
2Brownsville International Bridges $1,524,125
3Port of Houston $1,356,599
4Port of Charleston $1,136,028
5Port of Long Beach $1,118,411
6Port of New York $987,344
7Port of Oakland, Calif. $940,491
8Port of Los Angeles $849,895
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $443,584
10Port of Virginia $390,702

U.S. exports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. decreased 8.97 percent through March to $13.92 million

U.S. exports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. decreased 8.97 percent from $15.29 million to $13.92 million through the first three 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 838 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 826 for the last full year with a total value of $56.31 million, a $5.12 million, 8.34 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 Honduras. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Honduras, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $2,345,239
2Philippines $2,035,310
3Germany $1,257,426
4India $1,173,100
5Honduras $1,013,876
6Chile $725,316
7The Netherlands $557,920
8Nigeria $499,403
9Turkey $427,910
10Canada $410,365

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $2,731,743
2Atlanta/Savannah $2,573,411
3Los Angeles $2,410,917
4Laredo $1,994,008
5San Francisco $1,301,700
6Miami $1,091,064
7Charleston $886,230
8New York City $875,765
9San Diego $588,416
10New Orleans $357,744

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 25.97 percent compared to last year to $3.13 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 11.59 percent compared to last year to $1.52 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 49.32 percent compared to last year to $1.36 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 9.25 percent compared to last year to $1.14 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 73.96 percent compared to last year to $1.12 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 $399,431, 14.55 percent, (16.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Philippines decreased $369,690, 15.37 percent, (14.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $644,276, 105.08 percent, (9.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India increased $1.08 million, 1197.52 percent, (8.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Honduras decreased $817,906, 44.65 percent, (7.28 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.21 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $7.82 million of the $13.92 million total.

All totaled, 59.34 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $8.26 million of the $13.92 million total