Current data is through February 2020.

Imports: Nylon, polyester, other polyamides

Nylon, polyester, other polyamides, the No. 431 import by value totaled $51.06 million for the month of February, $96.67 million through February of 2020, and $640.62 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

RankCountry2019
1Germany$26.22 M
2Canada$16.07 M
3Japan$9.38 M
4France$7.05 M
5Switzerland$6.63 M
6The Netherlands$5.38 M
7Slovenia$4.48 M
8China$3.03 M
9Mexico$2.98 M
10Spain$2.95 M
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U.S. imports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides decreased 4.71 percent through December 2019 to $640.62 million

U.S. imports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides decreased 4.71 percent from $672.29 million to $640.62 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 431 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 427 for the last full year with a total value of $672.29 million, a $74.89 million, 12.54 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 7.38 percent to $98.8 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 11.36 percent to $76.5 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 9.54 percent to $71.72 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 4.58 percent to $62.46 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 16.04 percent to $50.79 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 Germany decreased $4.12 million, 2.55 percent, (24.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $6.2 million, 4.84 percent, (19.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $4.36 million, 6.65 percent, (9.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $1.47 million, 2.97 percent, (7.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland decreased $4.52 million, 9.3 percent, (6.88 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.51 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $432.49 million of the $640.62 million total.

All totaled, 56.24 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $360.28 million of the $640.62 million total.