Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through April 2022.

Imports: Synthetic staple fibers

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

37.88%

Compared to last month

4.94%

Total All Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

20.37%

Compared to last month

-8.04%

RankAmong U.S. Imports

416

Rank 2021

421

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers totaled $83.88 million in April, a change of 37.88 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was 4.94 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Synthetic staple fibers ranked No. 416 in April. It had ranked No. 421 for the same month last year.

While Synthetic staple fibers ranked No. 416 in April by value, it ranked No. 145 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Synthetic staple fibers imports in April were (1) South Korea, (2) Thailand, and (3) India. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Oil, (2) Passenger vehicles, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment.

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