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

Imports: Synthetic staple fibers

Synthetic staple fibers, the No. 349 import by value totaled $66.52 million for the month of February, $154.24 million through February 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$35.75 M
2China$24.61 M
3Thailand$19.35 M
4India$8.29 M
5Vietnam$7.75 M
6Turkey$7.59 M
7Germany$6.55 M
8Indonesia$6.4 M
9Japan$5.65 M
10The Netherlands$4.07 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $154.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $55,329,295
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $23,939,632
3Port of Virginia $22,590,782
4Port of Los Angeles $19,358,205
5Port of Newark $10,189,037
6Port of Mobile, Ala. $3,861,785
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,310,878
8Port of Wilmington, N.C. $2,203,103
9Port of Long Beach $1,988,713
10Port of New Orleans $1,766,798

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers increased 34.12 percent through February to $154.24 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers increased 34.12 percent from $115 million to $154.24 million through the first two 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 349 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 412 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 China, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 India and No. 5 Vietnam. 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.

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 Japan. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $35,749,742
2China $24,614,253
3Thailand $19,351,474
4India $8,291,039
5Vietnam $7,747,699
6Turkey $7,594,374
7Germany $6,554,551
8Indonesia $6,396,473
9Japan $5,651,667
10The Netherlands $4,067,158

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 116.56 percent compared to last year to $55.33 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 20.18 percent compared to last year to $23.94 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 27.03 percent compared to last year to $22.59 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 19.43 percent compared to last year to $19.36 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 47.64 percent compared to last year to $10.19 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 $15.58 million, 77.23 percent, (23.18 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $663,862, 2.63 percent, (15.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $12.09 million, 166.43 percent, (12.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $1.38 million, 14.28 percent, (5.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $3.72 million, 92.58 percent, (5.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.08 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $95.75 million of the $154.24 million total.

All totaled, 85.2 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $131.41 million of the $154.24 million total