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

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

Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc., the No. 852 export by value totaled $3.16 million for the month of December, $56.31 million through December of 2018, and $61.44 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
1Philippines$9.98 M
2Mexico$9.93 M
3Honduras$5.59 M
4Chile$3.93 M
5Malaysia$2.56 M
6The Netherlands$1.94 M
7Mauritania$1.89 M
8Nigeria$1.74 M
9Turkey$1.65 M
10Canada$1.55 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $56.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,967,292
2Port of Houston $6,528,293
3Brownsville International Bridges $6,095,192
4Port of Los Angeles $5,788,964
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,337,290
6Port of Long Beach $3,822,086
7Port of Charleston $3,784,065
8Port of New York $3,082,562
9Port Miami $2,237,052
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,899,185

U.S. exports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. decreased 8.34 percent through December to $56.31 million

U.S. exports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. decreased 8.34 percent from $61.44 million to $56.31 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 852 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 830 for the last full year with a total value of $61.44 million, a $1.8 million, 2.85 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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..

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Philippines $9,984,891
2Mexico $9,925,571
3Honduras $5,593,459
4Chile $3,927,897
5Malaysia $2,560,232
6The Netherlands $1,943,464
7Mauritania $1,888,616
8Nigeria $1,744,308
9Turkey $1,649,042
10Canada $1,553,283

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1SAVANNAH, GA $4,479,878
2HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $4,435,826
3LOS ANGELES, CA $3,502,030
4LAREDO, TX $2,831,864
5SAN FRANCISCO, CA $1,903,014
6MIAMI, FL $1,707,052
7CHARLESTON, SC $1,281,412
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $1,041,628
9SAN DIEGO, CA $866,164
10NEW ORLEANS, LA $553,676

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 8.65 percent compared to last year to $9.97 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 47.3 percent compared to last year to $6.53 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 35.99 percent compared to last year to $6.1 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 40.18 percent compared to last year to $5.79 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 29.74 percent compared to last year to $4.34 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 Philippines increased $4.1 million, 69.71 percent, (17.73 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $998,574, 11.19 percent, (17.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Honduras decreased $23,250, 0.41 percent, (9.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Chile decreased $1.77 million, 31.05 percent, (6.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Malaysia increased $309,009, 13.73 percent, (4.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 56.81 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $31.99 million of the $56.31 million total.

All totaled, 58.1 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $32.72 million of the $56.31 million total