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

Imports: Artificial filament tow

Artificial filament tow, the No. 1172 import by value totaled $157,255 for the month of August, $1.81 million through August of 2019, and $2.58 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Germany$1.1 M
2South Korea$406,852
3Dominican Republic$129,270
4Japan$99,950
5Belgium$42,930
6Mexico$27,346
7Italy$1,430
8Canada$0
9Singapore$0
10Haiti$0
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U.S. imports of Artificial filament tow decreased 16.12 percent through August to $1.81 million

U.S. imports of Artificial filament tow decreased 16.12 percent from $2.16 million to $1.81 million through the first eight 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 1172 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1166 for the last full year with a total value of $2.58 million, a $3.11 million, 54.65 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Boston, 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 Germany, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Japan 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $1,102,929
2South Korea $406,852
3Dominican Republic $129,270
4Japan $99,950
5Belgium $42,930
6Mexico $27,346
7Italy $1,430

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Wilmington $178,225
2Charleston $117,120
3San Juan $91,246
4Boston $88,945
5Atlanta/Savannah $84,695
6Cleveland $13,097
7Chicago $0
8Norfolk $0
9Washington, D.C. $0
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 12.91 percent compared to last year to $715,767.
  • Port of Boston fell 42.1 percent compared to last year to $368,395.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 1.57 percent compared to last year to $277,831.
  • Port of Virginia fell 36.37 percent compared to last year to $201,594.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico fell 33.57 percent compared to last year to $129,270.

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 decreased $800,754, 42.06 percent, (60.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $406,852, 0 percent, (22.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Dominican Republic decreased $65,332, 33.57 percent, (7.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $73,556, 278.68 percent, (5.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Belgium increased $14,767, 52.43 percent, (2.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.41 percent of all these Artificial filament tow imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.78 million of the $1.81 million total.

All totaled, 93.49 percent of all these Artificial filament tow imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.69 million of the $1.81 million total