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

Imports: Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc.

Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc., the No. 849 import by value totaled $7.68 million for the month of December, $94.83 million through December of 2018, and $90.76 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
1Pakistan$39.96 M
2Honduras$14.13 M
3Canada$10.77 M
4Bangladesh$7.64 M
5Mexico$5.92 M
6India$4.27 M
7Dominican Republic$3.95 M
8China$3.03 M
9Turkey$1.37 M
10Nicaragua$1.28 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $94.83 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $17,578,784
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $17,241,220
3Port Miami $9,393,877
4Port of Houston $7,991,181
5Port of Charleston $5,862,791
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,625,498
7Port of Los Angeles $3,295,835
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,289,307
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,676,204
10Port of Virginia $2,465,496

U.S. imports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. increased 4.49 percent through December to $94.83 million

U.S. imports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. increased 4.49 percent from $90.76 million to $94.83 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 849 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 840 for the last full year with a total value of $90.76 million, a $6.13 million, 7.24 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Pakistan, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Bangladesh and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Pakistan, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Bangladesh. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Pakistan $39,963,328
2Honduras $14,130,943
3Canada $10,772,530
4Bangladesh $7,636,018
5Mexico $5,924,888
6India $4,267,894
7Dominican Republic $3,945,912
8China $3,033,166
9Turkey $1,365,574
10Nicaragua $1,284,521

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $3,191,560
2New York City $2,806,610
3Miami $2,655,292
4Detroit $2,394,545
5Charleston $1,647,710
6Houston $1,608,119
7Los Angeles $880,867
8Seattle $719,712
9Buffalo $698,162
10Cleveland $598,291

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 12.24 percent compared to last year to $17.58 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 14.19 percent compared to last year to $17.24 million.
  • Port Miami rose 9.54 percent compared to last year to $9.39 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 32.06 percent compared to last year to $7.99 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 38.66 percent compared to last year to $5.86 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 Pakistan increased $10.4 million, 35.2 percent, (42.14 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Honduras decreased $2.42 million, 14.64 percent, (14.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $1.17 million, 12.2 percent, (11.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Bangladesh decreased $683,263, 8.21 percent, (8.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $2.84 million, 32.4 percent, (6.25 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.7 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $78.43 million of the $94.83 million total.

All totaled, 61.23 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $58.07 million of the $94.83 million total