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

Imports: Synthetic yarn, not retail

Synthetic yarn, not retail, the No. 787 import by value totaled $11.12 million for the month of October, $108.56 million through October of 2018, and $116.96 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
1Indonesia$35.57 M
2Canada$15.49 M
3India$15.27 M
4China$13.79 M
5Mexico$5 M
6Turkey$3.2 M
7Thailand$2.79 M
8Spain$2.73 M
9Romania$2.34 M
10Germany$1.44 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $108.56 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $33,049,255
2Port of Los Angeles $17,810,173
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $8,835,742
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $8,322,593
5Port of Newark $7,721,657
6Port of Virginia $7,044,830
7Port of Long Beach $6,733,298
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,483,954
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $2,356,328
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $2,284,030

U.S. imports of Synthetic yarn, not retail increased 10.22 percent through October to $108.56 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic yarn, not retail increased 10.22 percent from $98.5 million to $108.56 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 787 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 780 for the last full year with a total value of $116.96 million, a $1.48 million, 1.25 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $35,573,240
2Canada $15,486,235
3India $15,270,515
4China $13,792,169
5Mexico $4,995,916
6Turkey $3,196,725
7Thailand $2,785,090
8Spain $2,728,988
9Romania $2,339,554
10Germany $1,439,685

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $6,220,419
2Los Angeles $4,956,788
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,801,727
4Atlanta/Savannah $1,558,234
5New York City $1,423,744
6Norfolk $1,027,082
7Detroit $588,849
8Jacksonville/Tampa $543,351
9Laredo $451,702
10Phoenix/Nogales $404,966

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 2.97 percent compared to last year to $33.05 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 8.15 percent compared to last year to $17.81 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 16.79 percent compared to last year to $8.84 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 60.82 percent compared to last year to $8.32 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 0.12 percent compared to last year to $7.72 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 Indonesia increased $5.03 million, 16.48 percent, (32.77 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $245,182, 1.56 percent, (14.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $301,553, 2.01 percent, (14.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $3.09 million, 28.9 percent, (12.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $1.75 million, 25.98 percent, (4.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.4 percent of all these Synthetic yarn, not retail imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $85.12 million of the $108.56 million total.

All totaled, 69.76 percent of all these Synthetic yarn, not retail imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $75.74 million of the $108.56 million total