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

Imports: Artificial filament tow

Artificial filament tow, the No. 1155 import by value totaled $212,472 for the month of May, $1.47 million through May of 2020, and $2.51 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Germany$708,587
2Mexico$320,497
3South Korea$251,753
4Belgium$119,294
5Dominican Republic$59,940
6Japan$4,518
7Indonesia$1,960
8Italy$1,007
9Canada$0
10Thailand$0
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U.S. imports of Artificial filament tow increased 76.65 percent through May to $1.47 million

U.S. imports of Artificial filament tow increased 76.65 percent from $830,787 to $1.47 million through the first five 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 1155 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1182 for the last full year with a total value of $2.51 million, a $73,813, 2.86 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Boston, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Boston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico and No. 5 Port of Newark.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 197.03 percent compared to last year to $491,571.
  • Port of Boston rose 5.61 percent compared to last year to $260,138.
  • Port Laredo rose 747.08 percent compared to last year to $231,643.
  • Port of Virginia rose 117.85 percent compared to last year to $208,148.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 4.01 percent compared to last year to $196,529.

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. imports from No. 1 Germany increased $45,082, 6.79 percent, (48.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $293,151, 1072.01 percent, (21.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $227,968, 958.45 percent, (17.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium increased $82,463, 223.9 percent, (8.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Dominican Republic decreased $19,380, 24.43 percent, (4.08 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.49 percent of all these Artificial filament tow imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.46 million of the $1.47 million total.

All totaled, 94.58 percent of all these Artificial filament tow imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $1.39 million of the $1.47 million total