Current data is through December 2019.

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

T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted, the No. 293 export by value totaled $51.98 million for the month of December, $792.2 million in 2019, and $651.91 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$298.79 M
2Canada$163.37 M
3Haiti$54.78 M
4China$48.34 M
5Japan$40.52 M
6United Kingdom$23.12 M
7South Korea$18.75 M
8Australia$18.61 M
9Honduras$12.3 M
10Belgium$11.14 M
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U.S. exports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 21.52 percent through December 2019 to $792.2 million

U.S. exports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 21.52 percent from $651.91 million to $792.2 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 293 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 329 for the last full year with a total value of $651.91 million, a $49.28 million, 8.18 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Haiti, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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 Haiti. 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.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $298,790,903
2Canada $163,371,120
3Haiti $54,780,298
4China $48,341,945
5Japan $40,524,851
6United Kingdom $23,117,847
7South Korea $18,750,598
8Australia $18,614,635
9Honduras $12,303,523
10Belgium $11,141,496

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $64,203,438
2Los Angeles $31,882,299
3Low Value Shipments $17,655,913
4Miami $16,241,565
5Detroit $13,034,288
6Laredo $11,906,762
7New York City $8,781,250
8Norfolk $5,519,582
9Seattle $5,134,846
10Buffalo $4,424,767

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 13.3 percent compared to last year to $221.77 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 39.91 percent compared to last year to $89.42 million.
  • Port Miami rose 162.52 percent compared to last year to $66.27 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 0.85 percent compared to last year to $62.62 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.41 percent compared to last year to $31.8 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 $32.84 million, 12.35 percent, (37.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $10.91 million, 7.16 percent, (20.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Haiti increased $38.8 million, 242.81 percent, (6.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $34.88 million, 259.1 percent, (6.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $1.36 million, 3.46 percent, (5.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.47 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $605.81 million of the $792.2 million total.

All totaled, 59.56 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $471.86 million of the $792.2 million total