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

Exports: Cotton yarn

Cotton yarn, the No. 226 export by value totaled $97.1 million for the month of August, $750.77 million through August of 2019, and $1.11 billion 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
1Honduras$422.41 M
2Dominican Republic$162.09 M
3El Salvador$43.02 M
4Mexico$33.75 M
5Morocco$26.46 M
6Colombia$18.86 M
7Guatemala$17.21 M
8Peru$7.07 M
9Vietnam$7 M
10Canada$6.05 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $750.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $228,363,725
2Port Everglades, Fla. $212,679,054
3Port of Wilmington, N.C. $122,588,990
4Port of Gulfport, Miss. $70,500,019
5Port of Charleston $38,475,833
6Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $27,430,213
7Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $25,268,499
8Port of Virginia $7,352,165
9Port Laredo $6,134,560
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,120,172

U.S. exports of Cotton yarn increased 0.55 percent through August to $750.77 million

U.S. exports of Cotton yarn increased 0.55 percent from $746.66 million to $750.77 million through the first eight 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 226 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 239 for the last full year with a total value of $1.11 billion, a $25.26 million, 2.23 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 El Salvador, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Morocco. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Miami, No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 El Salvador, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Morocco. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Wilmington, N.C., No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Honduras $422,408,306
2Dominican Republic $162,092,383
3El Salvador $43,019,953
4Mexico $33,747,458
5Morocco $26,463,151
6Colombia $18,863,371
7Guatemala $17,212,082
8Peru $7,065,377
9Vietnam $7,004,387
10Canada $6,049,407

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $224,237,226
2Wilmington $40,911,581
3Mobile $32,437,991
4Charleston $20,857,012
5Phoenix/Nogales $14,623,555
6Atlanta/Savannah $5,172,539
7Laredo $4,536,205
8Norfolk $3,376,175
9Buffalo $1,740,176
10Jacksonville/Tampa $1,024,069

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Miami rose 14.74 percent compared to last year to $228.36 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 18.47 percent compared to last year to $212.68 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 21.83 percent compared to last year to $122.59 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. rose 5.66 percent compared to last year to $70.5 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 24.25 percent compared to last year to $38.48 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 Honduras increased $66.44 million, 18.66 percent, (56.26 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Dominican Republic decreased $6.76 million, 4 percent, (21.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 El Salvador decreased $14.47 million, 25.17 percent, (5.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $9.21 million, 21.43 percent, (4.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Morocco decreased $2.07 million, 7.24 percent, (3.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.6 percent of all these Cotton yarn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $687.73 million of the $750.77 million total.

All totaled, 89.59 percent of all these Cotton yarn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $672.61 million of the $750.77 million total