Current data is through December 2019.

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

Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc., the No. 839 export by value totaled $4.67 million for the month of December, $56.2 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$12.21 M
2Philippines$7.16 M
3Germany$5.22 M
4India$4.7 M
5Honduras$2.95 M
6Dominican Republic$2.08 M
7Belgium$1.93 M
8Nigeria$1.93 M
9Canada$1.89 M
10Chile$1.45 M
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U.S. exports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. decreased 0.20 percent through December 2019 to $56.2 million

U.S. exports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. decreased 0.20 percent from $56.31 million to $56.2 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 839 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 852 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 December of 2019 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 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Philippines, No. 2 Mexico, 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $12,210,054
2Philippines $7,160,405
3Germany $5,224,071
4India $4,699,165
5Honduras $2,951,337
6Dominican Republic $2,077,833
7Belgium $1,930,489
8Nigeria $1,927,313
9Canada $1,886,724
10Chile $1,452,339

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 13.97 percent compared to last year to $11.36 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 107.74 percent compared to last year to $7.86 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 23.53 percent compared to last year to $7.53 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 17.22 percent compared to last year to $3.59 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 12.55 percent compared to last year to $3.34 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 increased $2.28 million, 23.02 percent, (21.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Philippines decreased $2.82 million, 28.29 percent, (12.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $4.03 million, 338.06 percent, (9.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India increased $3.41 million, 264.99 percent, (8.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Honduras decreased $2.64 million, 47.24 percent, (5.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 57.37 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $32.25 million of the $56.2 million total.

All totaled, 59.93 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $33.68 million of the $56.2 million total