Current data is through December 2019.

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

Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc., the No. 833 import by value totaled $7.13 million for the month of December, $96.48 million through December of 2019, and $94.83 million for all of 2018, 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

RankCountry2019
1Pakistan$38.6 M
2Honduras$15.11 M
3Canada$10.35 M
4Bangladesh$9.67 M
5Mexico$6.54 M
6China$4.1 M
7Dominican Republic$4.02 M
8India$3.69 M
9Nicaragua$1.26 M
10Turkey$1.04 M
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U.S. imports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. increased 1.74 percent through December 2019 to $96.48 million

U.S. imports of Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. increased 1.74 percent from $94.83 million to $96.48 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 833 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 849 for the last full year with a total value of $94.83 million, a $4.07 million, 4.49 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 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 Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 7.48 percent to $18.53 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.86 percent to $16.55 million.
  • Port Miami rose 7.08 percent to $10.06 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 16.5 percent to $9.31 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 76.38 percent to $5.81 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 decreased $1.36 million, 3.41 percent, (40.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Honduras increased $979,324, 6.93 percent, (15.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $420,249, 3.9 percent, (10.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Bangladesh increased $2.03 million, 26.6 percent, (10.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $619,583, 10.46 percent, (6.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.2 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $80.27 million of the $96.48 million total.

All totaled, 62.46 percent of all these Used, new rags, scrap twine, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $60.26 million of the $96.48 million total.