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

Exports: T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted

T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted, the No. 329 export by value totaled $59.88 million for the month of October, $550.21 million through October of 2018, and $602.63 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$226.46 M
2Canada$131.3 M
3Japan$34.36 M
4United Kingdom$20.03 M
5South Korea$13.03 M
6Australia$12.48 M
7Haiti$11.56 M
8China$9.41 M
9Hong Kong$9.29 M
10The Netherlands$7.4 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $550.21 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $166,831,294
2Los Angeles International Airport $54,861,425
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $53,782,869
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $28,359,726
5Port Miami $18,696,025
6Port of Long Beach $17,875,164
7Port Laredo $17,247,054
8Pharr International Bridge in Texas $15,472,079
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $15,187,668
10Port of Los Angeles $14,182,536

U.S. exports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 7.58 percent through October to $550.21 million

U.S. exports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 7.58 percent from $511.42 million to $550.21 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 329 through October 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 $602.63 million, a $4.33 million, 0.72 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $226,455,472
2Canada $131,295,596
3Japan $34,356,852
4United Kingdom $20,027,864
5South Korea $13,032,421
6Australia $12,480,193
7Haiti $11,563,064
8China $9,413,696
9Hong Kong $9,285,276
10The Netherlands $7,398,069

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $34,142,515
2Los Angeles $17,244,024
3Low Value Shipments $8,284,819
4Detroit $7,238,721
5Laredo $5,348,566
6Miami $5,156,794
7New York City $3,522,408
8Seattle $2,736,421
9Buffalo $1,984,858
10Phoenix/Nogales $1,885,246

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:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 21.93 percent compared to last year to $166.83 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 17.57 percent compared to last year to $54.86 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 7.55 percent compared to last year to $53.78 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 15.22 percent compared to last year to $28.36 million.
  • Port Miami rose 85.02 percent compared to last year to $18.7 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 $35.41 million, 18.53 percent, (41.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $17.26 million, 11.62 percent, (23.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $6.19 million, 21.96 percent, (6.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $3.03 million, 13.13 percent, (3.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $1.45 million, 12.55 percent, (2.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.27 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $425.17 million of the $550.21 million total.

All totaled, 58.62 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $322.53 million of the $550.21 million total