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

Exports: Cotton, carded or combed

Cotton, carded or combed, the No. 835 export by value totaled $4.14 million for the month of July, $34.31 million through July 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$18.1 M
2Honduras$3.61 M
3Germany$2.35 M
4Belgium$1.85 M
5Japan$1.7 M
6Mexico$1.09 M
7Italy$765,610
8India$576,633
9Israel$562,358
10Vietnam$540,840
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $34.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, N.C. $17,102,067
2Port Miami $4,858,610
3Port of Charleston $4,313,362
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,580,896
5Port Laredo $1,057,724
6Port Everglades, Fla. $928,384
7Port of New Orleans $855,368
8Port of Gulfport, Miss. $514,639
9Port of Los Angeles $330,261
10Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $304,239

U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed increased 9.47 percent through July to $34.31 million

U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed increased 9.47 percent from $31.34 million to $34.31 million through the first seven 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 835 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 859 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 July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Honduras, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 France, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Honduras and No. 5 Germany. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $18,100,918
2Honduras $3,609,318
3Germany $2,346,587
4Belgium $1,853,376
5Japan $1,704,082
6Mexico $1,093,324
7Italy $765,610
8India $576,633
9Israel $562,358
10Vietnam $540,840

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 122.85 percent compared to last year to $17.1 million.
  • Port Miami fell 49.52 percent compared to last year to $4.86 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 67.32 percent compared to last year to $4.31 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 5.37 percent compared to last year to $2.58 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 2850.09 percent compared to last year to $1.06 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. exports to No. 1 Guatemala increased $726,864, 4.18 percent, (52.76 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Honduras increased $2.21 million, 157.17 percent, (10.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $990,329, 73.02 percent, (6.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $655,204, 54.68 percent, (5.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $1.69 million, 10194 percent, (4.97 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.49 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $27.61 million of the $34.31 million total.

All totaled, 87.19 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $29.91 million of the $34.31 million total