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

Imports: Nylon, polyester, other polyamides

Nylon, polyester, other polyamides, the No. 427 import by value totaled $54.55 million for the month of December, $672.29 million through December of 2018, and $597.4 million 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
1Germany$161.53 M
2Canada$128.04 M
3Japan$65.59 M
4The Netherlands$49.41 M
5Switzerland$48.6 M
6France$31.91 M
7Slovenia$25.65 M
8Belgium$24.19 M
9China$21.68 M
10Mexico$20.8 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $672.29 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $92,004,300
2Port of Newark $86,306,693
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $79,290,460
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $60,500,701
5Port of Virginia $59,725,907
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $40,495,567
7Port of Los Angeles $31,196,341
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $30,366,929
9Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $27,165,350
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $20,723,883

U.S. imports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 12.54 percent through December to $672.29 million

U.S. imports of Nylon, polyester, other polyamides increased 12.54 percent from $597.4 million to $672.29 million 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 427 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 440 for the last full year with a total value of $597.4 million, a $96.91 million, 19.36 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $161,526,572
2Canada $128,041,152
3Japan $65,587,803
4The Netherlands $49,405,729
5Switzerland $48,595,423
6France $31,908,860
7Slovenia $25,645,671
8Belgium $24,193,735
9China $21,675,359
10Mexico $20,798,211

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $30,665,947
2Charleston $20,207,699
3Atlanta/Savannah $19,973,673
4New York City $13,336,610
5Cleveland $9,367,162
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $9,187,145
7Chicago $8,312,103
8Seattle $6,182,769
9Houston $5,629,020
10Wilmington $5,611,029

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 25.57 percent compared to last year to $92 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 26.99 percent compared to last year to $86.31 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 23.23 percent compared to last year to $79.29 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 16.37 percent compared to last year to $60.5 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 30.35 percent compared to last year to $59.73 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 $29.73 million, 22.56 percent, (24.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $574,241, 0.45 percent, (19.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan increased $7.74 million, 13.37 percent, (9.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 The Netherlands increased $6.55 million, 15.29 percent, (7.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Switzerland increased $8.8 million, 22.12 percent, (7.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.4 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $453.16 million of the $672.29 million total.

All totaled, 56.2 percent of all these Nylon, polyester, other polyamides imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $377.83 million of the $672.29 million total