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

Exports: Sewing thread

Sewing thread, the No. 912 export by value totaled $4.18 million for the month of October, $29.68 million through October of 2018, and $26.12 million 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
1Mexico$20.57 M
2Singapore$3.96 M
3Vietnam$1.99 M
4Canada$1.35 M
5Costa Rica$632,173
6United Arab Emirates$471,697
7Dominican Republic$252,626
8Nicaragua$89,651
9Honduras$65,669
10South Korea$38,979
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U.S. exports of Sewing thread increased 31.99 percent through October to $29.68 million

U.S. exports of Sewing thread increased 31.99 percent from $22.49 million to $29.68 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 912 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 945 for the last full year with a total value of $26.12 million, a $5.78 million, 28.44 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners 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 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 4 Columbus International Airport and No. 5 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 United Arab Emirates and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $20,568,753
2Singapore $3,956,640
3Vietnam $1,991,694
4Canada $1,353,944
5Costa Rica $632,173
6United Arab Emirates $471,697
7Dominican Republic $252,626
8Nicaragua $89,651
9Honduras $65,669
10South Korea $38,979

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $1,897,512
2El Paso $1,740,852
3San Francisco $440,722
4Miami $229,751
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $163,486
6San Diego $108,146
7Atlanta/Savannah $54,101
8Low Value Shipments $41,502
9Phoenix/Nogales $37,093
10New York City $25,423

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 Laredo rose 36.68 percent compared to last year to $9.41 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 13.25 percent compared to last year to $8.34 million.
  • San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 2152.15 percent compared to last year to $2.58 million.
  • Columbus International Airport totaled $1.92 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 2810.39 percent compared to last year to $1.41 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 $1.27 million, 6.61 percent, (69.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Singapore increased $3.81 million, 2556.76 percent, (13.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Vietnam increased $1.98 million, 22211 percent, (6.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada increased $48,744, 3.73 percent, (4.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Costa Rica increased $619,545, 4906.12 percent, (2.13 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.03 percent of all these Sewing thread exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $28.5 million of the $29.68 million total.

All totaled, 79.74 percent of all these Sewing thread exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $23.67 million of the $29.68 million total