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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Exports: Sewing thread

Sewing thread, the No. 1022 export by value totaled $1.19 million for the month of February, $2.38 million through February of 2019, and $33.87 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$2 M
2Canada$234,362
3South Korea$69,455
4Dominican Republic$21,391
5Vietnam$18,561
6Turkey$8,459
7Brazil$8,152
8Germany$6,781
9Thailand$4,817
10Peru$4,722
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U.S. exports of Sewing thread decreased 50.75 percent through February to $2.38 million

U.S. exports of Sewing thread decreased 50.75 percent from $4.84 million to $2.38 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1022 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 929 for the last full year with a total value of $33.87 million, a $7.75 million, 29.67 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Vietnam. 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 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Singapore, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Costa Rica. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Columbus International Airport, No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,995,902
2Canada $234,362
3South Korea $69,455
4Dominican Republic $21,391
5Vietnam $18,561
6Turkey $8,459
7Brazil $8,152
8Germany $6,781
9Thailand $4,817
10Peru $4,722

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $4,218,062
2El Paso $2,298,558
3Cleveland $714,208
4San Francisco $440,722
5Miami $338,889
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $332,522
7Charleston $149,471
8San Diego $140,577
9Los Angeles $71,313
10Low Value Shipments $66,016

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 8.88 percent compared to last year to $1.5 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 0.42 percent compared to last year to $151,323.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 76.72 percent compared to last year to $137,344.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 116.93 percent compared to last year to $115,620.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. totaled $69,455. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 decreased $1.79 million, 47.29 percent, (83.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $7,613, 3.36 percent, (9.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $69,455, 0 percent, (2.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Dominican Republic decreased $94,501, 81.54 percent, (0.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Vietnam decreased $9,714, 34.36 percent, (0.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.14 percent of all these Sewing thread exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $2.34 million of the $2.38 million total.

All totaled, 82.75 percent of all these Sewing thread exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.97 million of the $2.38 million total