Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Clothing accessories

Clothing accessories, the No. 621 export by value totaled $3.69 million for the month of May, $60.88 million through May of 2020, and $297.27 million for all of 2019, 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Nicaragua$38.33 M
2Honduras$9.07 M
3Mexico$3.46 M
4Australia$3.03 M
5Canada$2.81 M
6Guatemala$844,737
7The Netherlands$772,478
8Japan$527,908
9El Salvador$258,550
10United Kingdom$233,730
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U.S. exports of Clothing accessories decreased 63.26 percent through May to $60.88 million

U.S. exports of Clothing accessories decreased 63.26 percent from $165.7 million to $60.88 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 621 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 419 for the last full year with a total value of $297.27 million, a $48.03 million, 13.91 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Nicaragua, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Nicaragua, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 2 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach fell 65.7 percent compared to last year to $40.46 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 65.8 percent compared to last year to $8.76 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 1836.38 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.66 percent compared to last year to $1.35 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 2391.76 percent compared to last year to $991,173.

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. exports from No. 1 Nicaragua decreased $10.93 million, 5.31 percent, (319.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Honduras decreased $22.69 million, 30.25 percent, (85.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Mexico increased $1.63 million, 11.69 percent, (25.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.55 million, 27.7 percent, (19.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Australia increased $5.79 million, 849.84 percent, (10.62 percent market share).

All totaled, 94.46 percent of all these Clothing accessories exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $280.81 million of the $297.27 million total.

All totaled, 87.37 percent of all these Clothing accessories exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $53.18 million of the $60.88 million total