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

Imports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 323 import by value totaled $89.62 million for the month of March, $263.7 million through March of 2019, and $1.16 billion 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
1South Korea$45.59 M
2China$40.6 M
3Canada$40.42 M
4Mexico$23.74 M
5India$18.52 M
6The Netherlands$15.45 M
7Taiwan$13.75 M
8Japan$13.7 M
9Germany$8.7 M
10United Kingdom$8.12 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $263.7 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $72,310,329
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $47,855,584
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $33,217,252
4Port Laredo $23,910,807
5Port of Virginia $19,407,529
6Port of Los Angeles $13,323,081
7Port of Wilmington, N.C. $10,956,215
8Port of Newark $10,237,201
9Port of Boston $5,265,399
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,922,002

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 0.85 percent through March to $263.7 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 0.85 percent from $265.96 million to $263.7 million through the first three 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 323 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 315 for the last full year with a total value of $1.16 billion, a $141.39 million, 13.90 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $45,588,540
2China $40,604,897
3Canada $40,422,381
4Mexico $23,744,682
5India $18,517,711
6The Netherlands $15,446,322
7Taiwan $13,753,021
8Japan $13,702,555
9Germany $8,700,405
10United Kingdom $8,120,116

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $108,345,421
2Atlanta/Savannah $63,076,158
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $45,533,915
4Laredo $29,258,957
5Norfolk $28,788,528
6Los Angeles $21,000,387
7New York City $20,497,055
8Wilmington $15,303,575
9Detroit $7,611,563
10Boston $6,960,090

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 7.95 percent compared to last year to $72.31 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 25.08 percent compared to last year to $47.86 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 5.83 percent compared to last year to $33.22 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 7.37 percent compared to last year to $23.91 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 13.23 percent compared to last year to $19.41 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 South Korea increased $14.57 million, 46.97 percent, (17.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $37.19 million, 47.81 percent, (15.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $4.37 million, 9.76 percent, (15.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $1.33 million, 5.92 percent, (9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $7.64 million, 70.29 percent, (7.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.04 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $168.88 million of the $263.7 million total.

All totaled, 74.59 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $196.7 million of the $263.7 million total