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

Imports: Synthetic staple fibers

Synthetic staple fibers, the No. 388 import by value totaled $71.5 million for the month of October, $697.92 million through October of 2018, and $765.16 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
1China$158.81 M
2South Korea$144.78 M
3Thailand$55.52 M
4India$54.31 M
5Germany$36.66 M
6Japan$34.66 M
7Vietnam$28.3 M
8Turkey$26.33 M
9Indonesia$22.01 M
10The Netherlands$15.52 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $697.92 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $197,155,427
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $118,199,736
3Port of Virginia $101,126,672
4Port of Los Angeles $89,967,682
5Port of Newark $49,903,666
6Port of Wilmington, N.C. $23,251,677
7Port of Long Beach $21,122,874
8Port of Mobile, Ala. $15,865,804
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $11,869,708
10Port of Boston $9,129,853

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers increased 7.61 percent through October to $697.92 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers increased 7.61 percent from $648.57 million to $697.92 million through the first 10 months of 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 388 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 385 for the last full year with a total value of $765.16 million, a $8.09 million, 1.07 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 India 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 India, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $158,807,633
2South Korea $144,777,970
3Thailand $55,516,248
4India $54,312,958
5Germany $36,660,088
6Japan $34,660,627
7Vietnam $28,300,681
8Turkey $26,331,191
9Indonesia $22,011,168
10The Netherlands $15,521,145

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $25,533,954
2Atlanta/Savannah $18,555,333
3Norfolk $17,687,131
4Los Angeles $14,500,710
5New York City $10,119,475
6New Orleans $5,398,123
7Wilmington $3,768,521
8Chicago $3,711,202
9Mobile $3,340,505
10Dallas $2,170,570

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 21.68 percent compared to last year to $197.16 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 9.32 percent compared to last year to $118.2 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 1.25 percent compared to last year to $101.13 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.5 percent compared to last year to $89.97 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 6.83 percent compared to last year to $49.9 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 $10.4 million, 7.01 percent, (22.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $3.55 million, 2.52 percent, (20.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $31.18 million, 128.16 percent, (7.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $463,267, 0.85 percent, (7.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $3.32 million, 8.29 percent, (5.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.49 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $450.07 million of the $697.92 million total.

All totaled, 79.72 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $556.35 million of the $697.92 million total