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

Exports: Sewing thread

Sewing thread, the No. 1045 export by value totaled $520,271 for the month of May, $4.44 million through May of 2020, and $16.84 million 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
1Mexico$3.02 M
2Canada$519,065
3United Arab Emirates$302,456
4Nicaragua$119,552
5Dominican Republic$98,991
6Turkey$80,951
7Vietnam$49,470
8Pakistan$43,861
9Singapore$38,983
10Honduras$33,880
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U.S. exports of Sewing thread decreased 31.18 percent through May to $4.44 million

U.S. exports of Sewing thread decreased 31.18 percent from $6.45 million to $4.44 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 1045 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1023 for the last full year with a total value of $16.84 million, a $17.03 million, 50.28 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Pakistan and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Costa Rica. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 3 Pharr International Bridge in Texas, No. 4 Eagle Pass and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

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 Laredo fell 49.12 percent compared to last year to $2.11 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 212.9 percent compared to last year to $334,665.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 29.1 percent compared to last year to $319,929.
  • Port of Charleston rose 288.69 percent compared to last year to $313,005.
  • Brownsville International Bridges fell 24.69 percent compared to last year to $173,709.

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 Mexico decreased $9.95 million, 42.38 percent, (304.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Canada decreased $142,626, 9.1 percent, (32.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Dominican Republic increased $81,746, 30.32 percent, (7.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Pakistan increased $280,139, 0 percent, (6.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 United Arab Emirates decreased $465,353, 75.46 percent, (3.41 percent market share).

All totaled, 93.46 percent of all these Sewing thread exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $15.74 million of the $16.84 million total.

All totaled, 73.16 percent of all these Sewing thread exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $3.25 million of the $4.44 million total