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

Imports: Nylon, polyester, other polyamides

Nylon, polyester, other polyamides, the No. 417 import by value totaled $50.65 million for the month of July, $403.5 million through July of 2019, and $672.29 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$99.32 M
2Canada$77.67 M
3Japan$39.22 M
4The Netherlands$27.03 M
5Switzerland$25.14 M
6France$21.52 M
7Slovenia$19.46 M
8Spain$14.59 M
9Belgium$12.6 M
10Mexico$10.94 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $403.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $58,067,774
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $50,952,032
3Port of Newark $49,497,559
4Port of Virginia $37,850,046
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $33,784,024
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $22,750,487
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $22,357,741
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $17,977,082
9Port of Los Angeles $16,144,726
10Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $14,987,904

U.S. imports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 2.66 percent through July to $403.5 million

U.S. imports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 2.66 percent from $393.06 million to $403.5 million through the first seven 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 417 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 428 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 July of this 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 Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 The Netherlands. 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $99,319,447
2Canada $77,672,242
3Japan $39,216,832
4The Netherlands $27,033,394
5Switzerland $25,136,645
6France $21,519,927
7Slovenia $19,463,788
8Spain $14,592,233
9Belgium $12,601,287
10Mexico $10,936,602

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $42,845,325
2Charleston $29,101,175
3Atlanta/Savannah $26,341,571
4New York City $18,932,859
5Cleveland $15,012,605
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $12,083,058
7Chicago $10,334,037
8Seattle $8,623,775
9Wilmington $7,593,268
10Houston $6,814,763

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 19.04 percent compared to last year to $58.07 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 6.64 percent compared to last year to $50.95 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 2.04 percent compared to last year to $49.5 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 18.57 percent compared to last year to $37.85 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 6.07 percent compared to last year to $33.78 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 increased $6.02 million, 6.46 percent, (24.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $2.76 million, 3.68 percent, (19.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $860,054, 2.24 percent, (9.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands decreased $882,169, 3.16 percent, (6.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland decreased $2.85 million, 10.2 percent, (6.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.51 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $268.38 million of the $403.5 million total.

All totaled, 57.04 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $230.15 million of the $403.5 million total