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

Imports: Synthetic staple fibers

Synthetic staple fibers, the No. 378 import by value totaled $66.37 million for the month of August, $562.72 million through August of 2019, and $868.78 million 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$133.89 M
2China$72.51 M
3Thailand$65.56 M
4Indonesia$38.82 M
5India$28.46 M
6Japan$27.88 M
7Vietnam$26.74 M
8Germany$24.94 M
9The Netherlands$20.44 M
10Turkey$19.91 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $562.72 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $218,390,852
2Port of Virginia $84,061,823
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $77,390,910
4Port of Los Angeles $59,670,133
5Port of Newark $36,427,838
6Port of Mobile, Ala. $17,246,272
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $10,173,502
8Port of Wilmington, N.C. $7,997,157
9Port of Boston $7,784,158
10Port of Long Beach $6,573,159

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 0.03 percent through August to $562.72 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers decreased 0.03 percent from $562.89 million to $562.72 million through the first eight 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 378 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 382 for the last full year with a total value of $868.78 million, a $103.62 million, 13.54 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 China, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 India, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $133,886,441
2China $72,510,281
3Thailand $65,563,490
4Indonesia $38,817,314
5India $28,460,275
6Japan $27,875,120
7Vietnam $26,744,964
8Germany $24,936,139
9The Netherlands $20,444,239
10Turkey $19,910,573

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $92,688,329
2Atlanta/Savannah $41,892,654
3Norfolk $36,904,784
4Los Angeles $28,828,242
5New York City $18,204,891
6New Orleans $11,116,933
7Chicago $8,782,763
8Wilmington $8,554,316
9Mobile $7,935,869
10Dallas $6,143,033

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 42.7 percent compared to last year to $218.39 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 0.76 percent compared to last year to $84.06 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 19.61 percent compared to last year to $77.39 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 17.33 percent compared to last year to $59.67 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 6.56 percent compared to last year to $36.43 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 $21.51 million, 19.14 percent, (23.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $59.87 million, 45.23 percent, (12.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $23.44 million, 55.65 percent, (11.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Indonesia increased $23.08 million, 146.61 percent, (6.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $15.7 million, 35.55 percent, (5.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.29 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $339.24 million of the $562.72 million total.

All totaled, 84.58 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $475.94 million of the $562.72 million total