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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Cotton, carded or combed

Cotton, carded or combed, the No. 803 export by value totaled $5.03 million for the month of March, $16.35 million through March of 2019, and $54.01 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Guatemala$8.63 M
2Honduras$2.57 M
3Germany$1.88 M
4Belgium$442,104
5Mexico$371,226
6Italy$333,476
7Israel$328,749
8Turkey$198,672
9India$170,428
10Colombia$165,671
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $16.35 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, N.C. $8,766,084
2Port of Charleston $2,526,793
3Port Miami $1,692,991
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $753,538
5Port Everglades, Fla. $512,281
6Port of New Orleans $372,324
7Port Laredo $371,226
8Port of Gulfport, Miss. $367,950
9Port of New York $221,805
10Port of Houston $198,672

U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed increased 80.00 percent through March to $16.35 million

U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed increased 80.00 percent from $9.08 million to $16.35 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 803 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 906 for the last full year with a total value of $54.01 million, a $10.79 million, 24.97 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Israel, No. 3 France, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $8,631,998
2Honduras $2,574,633
3Germany $1,884,655
4Belgium $442,104
5Mexico $371,226
6Italy $333,476
7Israel $328,749
8Turkey $198,672
9India $170,428
10Colombia $165,671

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Wilmington $4,639,128
2Miami $3,237,916
3Charleston $1,489,679
4New Orleans $1,093,350
5Atlanta/Savannah $751,870
6Los Angeles $618,573
7Norfolk $410,030
8New York City $363,031
9Mobile $135,602
10Chicago $88,409

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 531.83 percent compared to last year to $8.77 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 182.2 percent compared to last year to $2.53 million.
  • Port Miami fell 35.76 percent compared to last year to $1.69 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 4.08 percent compared to last year to $753,538.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 16.52 percent compared to last year to $512,281.

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 to No. 1 Guatemala increased $4.78 million, 124.24 percent, (52.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Honduras increased $2.1 million, 445.13 percent, (15.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $1.36 million, 258.37 percent, (11.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $114,468, 34.94 percent, (2.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico increased $347,364, 1455.72 percent, (2.27 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.04 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $13.9 million of the $16.35 million total.

All totaled, 87.16 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $14.25 million of the $16.35 million total