Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Cotton, carded or combed

Cotton, carded or combed, the No. 848 export by value totaled $4.02 million for the month of December, $52.96 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Guatemala$24.92 M
2Belgium$5.4 M
3Honduras$5 M
4Germany$3.62 M
5Japan$3.3 M
6Mexico$1.32 M
7Italy$1.26 M
8France$1.25 M
9India$1.05 M
10Singapore$881,255
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U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed decreased 1.96 percent through December 2019 to $52.96 million

U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed decreased 1.96 percent from $54.01 million to $52.96 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 848 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 858 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 Honduras, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. 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 Honduras, No. 3 France, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Belgium. 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $24,920,687
2Belgium $5,404,306
3Honduras $5,004,414
4Germany $3,623,547
5Japan $3,298,543
6Mexico $1,321,187
7Italy $1,262,740
8France $1,246,572
9India $1,049,386
10Singapore $881,255

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 31.69 percent compared to last year to $23.58 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 36.28 percent compared to last year to $8.16 million.
  • Port Miami fell 39.78 percent compared to last year to $7.88 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 37.44 percent compared to last year to $4.47 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 57.67 percent compared to last year to $1.95 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 decreased $4.79 million, 16.11 percent, (47.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Belgium increased $3.07 million, 131.06 percent, (10.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Honduras decreased $149,195, 2.89 percent, (9.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $1.09 million, 43.08 percent, (6.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $3.27 million, 10338 percent, (6.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.79 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $42.25 million of the $52.96 million total.

All totaled, 86.95 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $46.04 million of the $52.96 million total