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

Imports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 333 import by value totaled $85.61 million for the month of July, $607.55 million through July 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$104.83 M
2China$101.28 M
3Canada$91.51 M
4Mexico$52.87 M
5The Netherlands$41.59 M
6India$35.45 M
7Japan$30.31 M
8Taiwan$26.82 M
9United Kingdom$22.36 M
10Germany$15.93 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $607.55 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $162,523,451
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $106,435,320
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $76,974,067
4Port Laredo $50,834,689
5Port of Virginia $46,133,592
6Port of Los Angeles $33,794,400
7Port of Wilmington, N.C. $27,209,922
8Port of Newark $24,200,079
9Port of Boston $12,624,168
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,437,823

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 7.95 percent through July to $607.55 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail decreased 7.95 percent from $660.01 million to $607.55 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 333 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 313 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 July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, 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.

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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $104,826,367
2China $101,279,927
3Canada $91,507,422
4Mexico $52,871,772
5The Netherlands $41,594,657
6India $35,454,364
7Japan $30,314,873
8Taiwan $26,816,010
9United Kingdom $22,356,462
10Germany $15,928,087

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 17.06 percent compared to last year to $162.52 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 4.05 percent compared to last year to $106.44 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 2.3 percent compared to last year to $76.97 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 5.65 percent compared to last year to $50.83 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 12.2 percent compared to last year to $46.13 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 $16.93 million, 19.26 percent, (17.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $95.27 million, 48.47 percent, (16.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $9.69 million, 9.57 percent, (15.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $969,634, 1.8 percent, (8.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $435,672, 1.06 percent, (6.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.53 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $392.08 million of the $607.55 million total.

All totaled, 72.9 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $442.9 million of the $607.55 million total