Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 351 import by value totaled $63.6 million for the month of February, $137.41 million through February of 2020, and $998.55 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

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$24.13 M
2South Korea$23.04 M
3China$19.83 M
4Mexico$14.79 M
5Japan$9.83 M
6India$7.54 M
7The Netherlands$7.35 M
8Taiwan$5.15 M
9United Kingdom$4.15 M
10Indonesia$3.66 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $137.41 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $33,230,101
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,340,935
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $19,524,608
4Port Laredo $13,226,427
5Port of Virginia $9,294,745
6Port of Wilmington, N.C. $7,829,760
7Port of Los Angeles $7,542,095
8Port of Newark $4,731,855
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,997,464
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,352,984

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 21.07 percent through February to $137.41 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 21.07 percent from $174.07 million to $137.41 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 351 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 324 for the last full year with a total value of $998.55 million, a $159.86 million, 13.80 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. 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 South Korea, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, 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.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $24,125,552
2South Korea $23,037,243
3China $19,825,883
4Mexico $14,785,540
5Japan $9,828,319
6India $7,539,575
7The Netherlands $7,345,610
8Taiwan $5,150,140
9United Kingdom $4,149,306
10Indonesia $3,657,490

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $21,644,020
2Atlanta/Savannah $9,895,334
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,379,105
4Wilmington $6,194,607
5Laredo $6,070,637
6Norfolk $5,235,882
7New York City $1,706,201
8Los Angeles $1,539,724
9San Francisco $1,480,586
10Detroit $1,196,482

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 29.62 percent compared to last year to $33.23 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 37.99 percent compared to last year to $20.34 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 9.92 percent compared to last year to $19.52 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 17.8 percent compared to last year to $13.23 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 20.36 percent compared to last year to $9.29 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 $3.16 million, 11.57 percent, (17.56 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $6.41 million, 21.78 percent, (16.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $6.34 million, 24.23 percent, (14.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $1.23 million, 7.68 percent, (10.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $919,673, 8.56 percent, (7.15 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.67 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $91.6 million of the $137.41 million total.

All totaled, 69.59 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $95.62 million of the $137.41 million total