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

Imports: Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail

Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail, the No. 309 import by value totaled $115.09 million for the month of December, $1.16 billion through December of 2018, and $1.02 billion 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
1China$350.39 M
2Canada$170.81 M
3South Korea$159.44 M
4Mexico$92.55 M
5The Netherlands$68.56 M
6Japan$51.6 M
7India$51.51 M
8Taiwan$37.59 M
9United Kingdom$34.39 M
10Germany$26.11 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.16 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $333,694,473
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $188,871,659
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $135,154,223
4Port Laredo $92,856,517
5Port of Virginia $90,571,683
6Port of Los Angeles $66,212,619
7Port of Newark $55,852,281
8Port of Wilmington, N.C. $34,502,427
9Port of Boston $20,322,179
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $19,547,781

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail increased 13.90 percent through December to $1.16 billion

U.S. imports of Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail increased 13.90 percent from $1.02 billion to $1.16 billion 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 309 through December 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 $1.02 billion, a $32.91 million, 3.34 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading 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.

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 Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $350,390,826
2Canada $170,810,196
3South Korea $159,436,682
4Mexico $92,552,939
5The Netherlands $68,560,306
6Japan $51,604,323
7India $51,508,125
8Taiwan $37,587,459
9United Kingdom $34,393,378
10Germany $26,110,043

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $82,165,006
2Atlanta/Savannah $47,367,083
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $34,137,016
4Norfolk $21,825,207
5Laredo $21,339,158
6Los Angeles $16,364,971
7New York City $16,070,289
8Wilmington $11,003,158
9Detroit $6,051,235
10Boston $5,651,243

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 4.52 percent compared to last year to $333.69 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 46.79 percent compared to last year to $188.87 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 6.61 percent compared to last year to $135.15 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 6.7 percent compared to last year to $92.86 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 19.28 percent compared to last year to $90.57 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 China increased $83.04 million, 31.06 percent, (30.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $26.09 million, 13.25 percent, (14.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $41.08 million, 34.71 percent, (13.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $3.33 million, 3.74 percent, (7.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands decreased $14.78 million, 17.74 percent, (5.92 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.66 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $841.75 million of the $1.16 billion total.

All totaled, 72.61 percent of all these Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $841.15 million of the $1.16 billion total