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

Imports: Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed

Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed, the No. 1092 import by value totaled $787,491 for the month of December, $12.86 million through December of 2018, and $11.8 million 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
1Turkey$4.68 M
2Portugal$2.89 M
3Mexico$2.52 M
4Germany$819,353
5South Korea$546,660
6China$473,463
7Taiwan$444,401
8Peru$294,712
9Italy$114,340
10United Kingdom$34,477
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,509,439
2Brownsville International Bridges $2,514,999
3Port of Charleston $1,979,628
4Port of Virginia $745,725
5Port of Newark $611,103
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $220,046
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $62,273
8Port of Boston $53,489
9Port of Los Angeles $41,180
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $33,187

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed increased 8.98 percent through December to $12.86 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed increased 8.98 percent from $11.8 million to $12.86 million 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 1092 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1094 for the last full year with a total value of $11.8 million, a $75,452, 0.64 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Portugal, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Portugal, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 4 Port of Boston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Turkey $4,679,882
2Portugal $2,891,014
3Mexico $2,518,147
4Germany $819,353
5South Korea $546,660
6China $473,463
7Taiwan $444,401
8Peru $294,712
9Italy $114,340
10United Kingdom $34,477

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $798,261
2Atlanta/Savannah $578,827
3Laredo $324,835
4New York City $143,083
5Norfolk $110,782
6Minneapolis $48,880
7Chicago $17,032
8Cleveland $3,783
9Wilmington $3,692
10Los Angeles $2,683

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 28.35 percent compared to last year to $6.51 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 55.89 percent compared to last year to $2.51 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 6.96 percent compared to last year to $1.98 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 10.85 percent compared to last year to $745,725.
  • Port of Newark rose 29.34 percent compared to last year to $611,103.

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 Turkey decreased $1.19 million, 20.22 percent, (36.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Portugal increased $1.25 million, 76.58 percent, (22.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $838,784, 49.95 percent, (19.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $182,182, 28.59 percent, (6.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $38,294, 7.53 percent, (4.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.06 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $11.46 million of the $12.86 million total.

All totaled, 96.1 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $12.36 million of the $12.86 million total