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

Exports: Cotton yarn

Cotton yarn, the No. 238 export by value totaled $100.51 million for the month of October, $938.77 million through October of 2018, and $1.13 billion 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
1Honduras$457.05 M
2Dominican Republic$212.8 M
3El Salvador$67.79 M
4Mexico$54.69 M
5Morocco$35.21 M
6Colombia$28.57 M
7China$21.12 M
8Guatemala$20.74 M
9Peru$14.17 M
10Canada$7.49 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $938.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $333,224,280
2Port Miami $251,294,767
3Port of Wilmington, N.C. $120,291,127
4Port of Gulfport, Miss. $83,582,949
5Port of Charleston $63,575,393
6Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz. $39,706,477
7Port Laredo $14,331,928
8Port of Virginia $11,591,240
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $8,095,907
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $5,571,054

U.S. exports of Cotton yarn decreased 2.09 percent through October to $938.77 million

U.S. exports of Cotton yarn decreased 2.09 percent from $958.8 million to $938.77 million through the first 10 months of 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 238 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 222 for the last full year with a total value of $1.13 billion, a $57.83 million, 5.39 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Honduras $457,048,692
2Dominican Republic $212,796,267
3El Salvador $67,789,571
4Mexico $54,686,356
5Morocco $35,207,998
6Colombia $28,572,625
7China $21,119,509
8Guatemala $20,741,669
9Peru $14,166,131
10Canada $7,486,471

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $120,204,549
2Mobile $19,873,534
3Wilmington $16,086,939
4Charleston $10,656,541
5Phoenix/Nogales $6,972,393
6Atlanta/Savannah $3,649,165
7Laredo $2,495,711
8Norfolk $1,944,999
9Buffalo $1,004,995
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $175,697

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 5.87 percent compared to last year to $333.22 million.
  • Port Miami rose 0.89 percent compared to last year to $251.29 million.
  • Port of Wilmington, N.C. rose 22.44 percent compared to last year to $120.29 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 27.38 percent compared to last year to $83.58 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 28.7 percent compared to last year to $63.58 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 decreased $49.1 million, 9.7 percent, (48.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Dominican Republic increased $27.85 million, 15.06 percent, (22.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 El Salvador increased $18.41 million, 37.28 percent, (7.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $6.77 million, 14.12 percent, (5.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Morocco increased $4.66 million, 15.26 percent, (3.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.15 percent of all these Cotton yarn exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $827.53 million of the $938.77 million total.

All totaled, 90.75 percent of all these Cotton yarn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $851.97 million of the $938.77 million total