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

Imports: Glass fibers, glass yarn

Glass fibers, glass yarn, the No. 248 import by value totaled $146.39 million for the month of December, $1.51 billion through December 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$479.7 M
2Mexico$385.25 M
3Canada$179.43 M
4Taiwan$85.93 M
5Germany$75.72 M
6Malaysia$52.91 M
7The Netherlands$29.94 M
8United Kingdom$28.28 M
9Japan$24.7 M
10Italy$18.95 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.51 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $260,530,826
2Port of Charleston $189,171,264
3Port of Los Angeles $127,923,214
4Port of Newark $110,806,461
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $88,866,525
6Port of Virginia $59,601,900
7Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $56,372,324
8Port of Long Beach $55,104,301
9Port of Houston $50,092,174
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $49,918,769

U.S. imports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 15.05 percent through December to $1.51 billion

U.S. imports of Glass fibers, glass yarn increased 15.05 percent from $1.31 billion to $1.51 billion 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 248 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 257 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $479,704,182
2Mexico $385,252,096
3Canada $179,429,721
4Taiwan $85,931,867
5Germany $75,724,121
6Malaysia $52,907,426
7The Netherlands $29,943,929
8United Kingdom $28,275,755
9Japan $24,703,385
10Italy $18,945,580

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $59,982,669
2Charleston $59,424,784
3Los Angeles $34,310,755
4New York City $20,190,642
5Atlanta/Savannah $19,669,146
6Detroit $18,112,248
7San Diego $17,826,720
8Chicago $15,427,824
9Great Falls, Mont. $10,267,097
10Houston $10,043,318

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 23.16 percent compared to last year to $260.53 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 51.35 percent compared to last year to $189.17 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 10.09 percent compared to last year to $127.92 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 15.92 percent compared to last year to $110.81 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 7.63 percent compared to last year to $88.87 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 $97.47 million, 25.5 percent, (31.84 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $28.81 million, 8.08 percent, (25.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $19.11 million, 11.92 percent, (11.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $24.79 million, 40.54 percent, (5.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $19.69 million, 35.13 percent, (5.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.05 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.21 billion of the $1.51 billion total.

All totaled, 51.59 percent of all these Glass fibers, glass yarn imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $777.3 million of the $1.51 billion total