Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. textiles for specific technical uses

Misc. textiles for specific technical uses, the No. 325 export by value totaled $44.46 million for the month of December, $636.97 million in 2019, and $639.21 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
1Mexico$175.2 M
2Canada$104.55 M
3China$49.96 M
4United Kingdom$35.16 M
5Japan$23.75 M
6Germany$20.95 M
7South Korea$18.67 M
8Costa Rica$17.8 M
9Brazil$15.99 M
10Saudi Arabia$12.05 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. textiles for specific technical uses decreased 0.35 percent through December 2019 to $636.97 million

U.S. exports of Misc. textiles for specific technical uses decreased 0.35 percent from $639.21 million to $636.97 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 325 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 335 for the last full year with a total value of $639.21 million, a $16.3 million, 2.62 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $175,199,358
2Canada $104,552,949
3China $49,962,639
4United Kingdom $35,155,131
5Japan $23,746,187
6Germany $20,946,796
7South Korea $18,667,994
8Costa Rica $17,797,569
9Brazil $15,993,337
10Saudi Arabia $12,048,648

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $33,823,715
2New York City $24,337,615
3Los Angeles $20,243,830
4Miami $15,303,730
5Atlanta/Savannah $13,897,980
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $11,201,227
7Detroit $11,108,793
8El Paso $10,164,616
9Cleveland $5,293,532
10Houston $5,245,291

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 10.67 percent compared to last year to $80.5 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 7.34 percent compared to last year to $43.55 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 3.35 percent compared to last year to $41.7 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 24.73 percent compared to last year to $36.86 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 13.14 percent compared to last year to $25.76 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 Mexico increased $12.98 million, 8 percent, (27.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $1.37 million, 1.29 percent, (16.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $382,535, 0.77 percent, (7.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $6.45 million, 15.5 percent, (5.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $3.23 million, 11.96 percent, (3.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.01 percent of all these Misc. textiles for specific technical uses exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $388.62 million of the $636.97 million total.

All totaled, 35.85 percent of all these Misc. textiles for specific technical uses exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $228.37 million of the $636.97 million total