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

Imports: Synthetic yarn, not retail

Synthetic yarn, not retail, the No. 788 import by value totaled $9.77 million for the month of December, $129.49 million through December 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$39.96 M
2India$18.85 M
3Canada$18.54 M
4China$17.36 M
5Mexico$5.91 M
6Turkey$3.74 M
7Spain$3.43 M
8Thailand$3.23 M
9Romania$2.55 M
10Guatemala$1.94 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $129.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $38,347,172
2Port of Los Angeles $21,454,699
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $10,569,344
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,909,377
5Port of Newark $9,217,995
6Port of Virginia $9,039,795
7Port of Long Beach $8,259,521
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $3,028,856
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $2,661,349
10Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $2,546,979

U.S. imports of Synthetic yarn, not retail increased 10.71 percent through December to $129.49 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic yarn, not retail increased 10.71 percent from $116.96 million to $129.49 million in 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 788 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 784 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 India, No. 3 Canada, 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Indonesia $39,964,366
2India $18,848,557
3Canada $18,539,774
4China $17,356,104
5Mexico $5,909,296
6Turkey $3,742,305
7Spain $3,429,509
8Thailand $3,227,618
9Romania $2,546,485
10Guatemala $1,937,113

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $8,279,016
2Los Angeles $7,316,218
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $2,681,204
4Atlanta/Savannah $2,364,604
5New York City $2,155,936
6Norfolk $2,145,798
7Detroit $928,290
8Laredo $753,685
9Jacksonville/Tampa $630,451
10Portland, Maine $605,660

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 2.9 percent compared to last year to $38.35 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 7.19 percent compared to last year to $21.45 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 22.22 percent compared to last year to $10.57 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 52.07 percent compared to last year to $9.91 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 0.43 percent compared to last year to $9.22 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 $2.97 million, 8.01 percent, (30.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India increased $1.92 million, 11.35 percent, (14.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $537,166, 2.82 percent, (14.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $4.33 million, 33.21 percent, (13.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $1.49 million, 20.16 percent, (4.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.7 percent of all these Synthetic yarn, not retail imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $100.62 million of the $129.49 million total.

All totaled, 69.12 percent of all these Synthetic yarn, not retail imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $89.5 million of the $129.49 million total