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

Imports: Plastic monofilaments

Plastic monofilaments, the No. 483 import by value totaled $42.45 million for the month of August, $350.28 million through August of 2019, and $524.34 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
1Canada$215.04 M
2China$27.51 M
3Mexico$18.54 M
4Israel$16.44 M
5Germany$15.22 M
6India$8.3 M
7Italy$6 M
8United Kingdom$4.96 M
9Ireland$4.1 M
10Belgium$3.86 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $350.28 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $78,953,895
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $56,687,401
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $38,959,105
4Port of Newark $31,038,473
5Port of Los Angeles $19,490,030
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $10,316,061
7Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $9,332,798
8Port of Charleston $8,000,219
9Port of Virginia $6,752,279
10Port Laredo $6,730,567

U.S. imports of Plastic monofilaments decreased 1.38 percent through August to $350.28 million

U.S. imports of Plastic monofilaments decreased 1.38 percent from $355.2 million to $350.28 million through the first eight 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 483 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 476 for the last full year with a total value of $524.34 million, a $22.59 million, 4.50 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $215,039,419
2China $27,511,481
3Mexico $18,542,337
4Israel $16,441,196
5Germany $15,222,512
6India $8,301,903
7Italy $6,003,991
8United Kingdom $4,959,650
9Ireland $4,097,705
10Belgium $3,856,062

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $50,565,213
2Buffalo $25,431,528
3Los Angeles $10,186,183
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $8,779,591
5Minneapolis $8,527,428
6Philadelphia $6,153,432
7El Paso $5,313,162
8Atlanta/Savannah $4,861,359
9New York City $4,545,571
10Seattle $3,668,294

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 7.62 percent compared to last year to $78.95 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 0.98 percent compared to last year to $56.69 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 12.08 percent compared to last year to $38.96 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 12.26 percent compared to last year to $31.04 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 8.74 percent compared to last year to $19.49 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 Canada decreased $147,737, 0.07 percent, (61.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $15.76 million, 36.41 percent, (7.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $3.2 million, 20.86 percent, (5.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Israel increased $421,107, 2.63 percent, (4.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $820,360, 5.7 percent, (4.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.58 percent of all these Plastic monofilaments imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $292.76 million of the $350.28 million total.

All totaled, 64.27 percent of all these Plastic monofilaments imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $225.13 million of the $350.28 million total