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

Imports: Artificial filament tow

Artificial filament tow, the No. 1172 import by value totaled $144,160 for the month of October, $2.36 million through October of 2018, and $5.69 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Germany$2.04 M
2Dominican Republic$257,377
3Japan$36,090
4Belgium$28,163
5Italy$4,648
6Mexico$1,299
7Republic Of Yemen$0
8Ecuador$0
9Thailand$0
10Canada$0
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U.S. imports of Artificial filament tow decreased 49.90 percent through October to $2.36 million

U.S. imports of Artificial filament tow decreased 49.90 percent from $4.72 million to $2.36 million through the first 10 months of 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 1172 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1142 for the last full year with a total value of $5.69 million, a $617,099, 12.17 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Boston, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $2,036,081
2Dominican Republic $257,377
3Japan $36,090
4Belgium $28,163
5Italy $4,648
6Mexico $1,299
7China $0
8South Korea $0

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Wilmington $171,571
2Charleston $78,560
3San Juan $50,220
4Boston $43,965
5Cleveland $13,097

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Boston rose 87 percent compared to last year to $679,928.
  • Port of Charleston fell 15.91 percent compared to last year to $633,946.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. totaled $357,774. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Virginia fell 90.21 percent compared to last year to $316,838.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 21.12 percent compared to last year to $257,377.

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 $419,257, 25.93 percent, (86.14 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Dominican Republic increased $44,882, 21.12 percent, (10.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $2.68 million, 98.67 percent, (1.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Belgium decreased $1,165, 3.97 percent, (1.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $2,812, 153.16 percent, (0.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.95 percent of all these Artificial filament tow imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.36 million of the $2.36 million total.

All totaled, 95.02 percent of all these Artificial filament tow imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.25 million of the $2.36 million total