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

Imports: Glass fibers, glass yarn

Glass fibers, glass yarn, the No. 254 import by value totaled $139.38 million for the month of October, $1.24 billion through October of 2018, and $1.31 billion 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
1China$374.75 M
2Mexico$325.74 M
3Canada$148.67 M
4Taiwan$71.71 M
5Germany$64.66 M
6Malaysia$46.32 M
7The Netherlands$26.73 M
8United Kingdom$22.51 M
9Japan$20.2 M
10Italy$17.05 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.24 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $219,302,294
2Port of Charleston $134,623,457
3Port of Los Angeles $106,918,064
4Port of Newark $93,522,867
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $74,893,006
6Port of Virginia $51,252,002
7Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $47,711,378
8Port of Long Beach $47,653,204
9Port of Houston $40,715,983
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $40,334,089

U.S. imports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 12.16 percent through October to $1.24 billion

U.S. imports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 12.16 percent from $1.1 billion to $1.24 billion 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 254 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 255 for the last full year with a total value of $1.31 billion, a $1.32 million, 0.10 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $374,753,259
2Mexico $325,741,408
3Canada $148,666,513
4Taiwan $71,713,301
5Germany $64,662,435
6Malaysia $46,319,975
7The Netherlands $26,727,544
8United Kingdom $22,509,950
9Japan $20,196,007
10Italy $17,046,592

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $40,645,586
2Los Angeles $21,798,870
3Charleston $21,297,172
4Atlanta/Savannah $12,500,315
5New York City $12,463,777
6San Diego $12,344,128
7Detroit $11,454,712
8Chicago $9,057,585
9Cleveland $6,841,117
10Buffalo $6,833,785

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 Laredo rose 24.43 percent compared to last year to $219.3 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 31.07 percent compared to last year to $134.62 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 13.35 percent compared to last year to $106.92 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 16.13 percent compared to last year to $93.52 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 5.25 percent compared to last year to $74.89 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. imports from No. 1 China increased $55.55 million, 17.4 percent, (30.33 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $21.36 million, 7.02 percent, (26.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $15.81 million, 11.9 percent, (12.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $21.12 million, 41.75 percent, (5.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $18.18 million, 39.11 percent, (5.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.77 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $985.54 million of the $1.24 billion total.

All totaled, 50.94 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $629.26 million of the $1.24 billion total