Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Cotton yarn

Cotton yarn, the No. 303 export by value totaled $9.4 million for the month of May, $264.68 million through May of 2020, and $1.1 billion for all of 2019, 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$153.7 M
2Dominican Republic$54.26 M
3El Salvador$16.4 M
4Morocco$9.43 M
5Guatemala$8.42 M
6Mexico$7.23 M
7Colombia$6.63 M
8Peru$3.57 M
9Canada$2.96 M
10Nicaragua$376,901
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U.S. exports of Cotton yarn decreased 42.39 percent through May to $264.68 million

U.S. exports of Cotton yarn decreased 42.39 percent from $459.43 million to $264.68 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 303 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 235 for the last full year with a total value of $1.1 billion, a $2.93 million, 0.27 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources 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 leading sources 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 Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Miami fell 22.42 percent compared to last year to $100.19 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 45.01 percent compared to last year to $74.16 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. fell 56.35 percent compared to last year to $32.56 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 44.81 percent compared to last year to $23.29 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 61.32 percent compared to last year to $11.02 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 from No. 1 Honduras increased $89.19 million, 16.42 percent, (238.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Dominican Republic decreased $15.02 million, 6.07 percent, (87.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 El Salvador decreased $16.1 million, 20.31 percent, (23.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $18.65 million, 28.96 percent, (17.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Morocco decreased $5.32 million, 12.83 percent, (13.65 percent market share).

All totaled, 91.61 percent of all these Cotton yarn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.01 billion of the $1.1 billion total.

All totaled, 91.14 percent of all these Cotton yarn exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $241.22 million of the $264.68 million total