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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Cotton, carded or combed

Cotton, carded or combed, the No. 858 export by value totaled $2.88 million for the month of December, $54.01 million through December of 2018, and $43.22 million for all of 2017, 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$29.71 M
2Honduras$5.15 M
3France$2.92 M
4Germany$2.53 M
5Belgium$2.34 M
6Israel$2.3 M
7India$2.02 M
8Italy$1.33 M
9China$1.21 M
10United Kingdom$903,573
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $54.01 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, N.C. $17,905,264
2Port Miami $13,082,857
3Port of Charleston $5,988,576
4Port Everglades, Fla. $4,606,393
5Port of New Orleans $4,283,341
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,254,090
7Port of New York $822,486
8Port of Virginia $593,051
9Port of Long Beach $555,923
10Port of Gulfport, Miss. $528,192

U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed increased 24.97 percent through December to $54.01 million

U.S. exports of Cotton, carded or combed increased 24.97 percent from $43.22 million to $54.01 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 858 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 892 for the last full year with a total value of $43.22 million, a $7.69 million, 15.11 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $29,707,487
2Honduras $5,153,609
3France $2,916,770
4Germany $2,532,526
5Belgium $2,338,946
6Israel $2,301,489
7India $2,022,707
8Italy $1,325,292
9China $1,206,090
10United Kingdom $903,573

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1MIAMI, FL $5,526,752
2WILMINGTON, NC $4,286,258
3CHARLESTON, SC $2,545,896
4NEW ORLEANS, LA $2,086,400
5LOS ANGELES, CA $1,185,692
6SAVANNAH, GA $1,135,274
7NORFOLK, VA $820,060
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $409,572
9CHICAGO, IL $176,818
10MOBILE, AL $135,830

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 242.97 percent compared to last year to $17.91 million.
  • Port Miami rose 21.28 percent compared to last year to $13.08 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 29.8 percent compared to last year to $5.99 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 49.09 percent compared to last year to $4.61 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 81.04 percent compared to last year to $4.28 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 $4.51 million, 17.9 percent, (55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Honduras increased $2.14 million, 70.75 percent, (9.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 France increased $2 million, 218.85 percent, (5.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $866,949, 52.05 percent, (4.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $1.4 million, 149.36 percent, (4.33 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.96 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $42.65 million of the $54.01 million total.

All totaled, 84.91 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $45.87 million of the $54.01 million total