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

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

T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted, the No. 289 export by value totaled $74.66 million for the month of July, $472.5 million through July of 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

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$175.1 M
2Canada$100.79 M
3Haiti$33.68 M
4China$28.22 M
5Japan$24.3 M
6United Kingdom$14.51 M
7South Korea$12.65 M
8Belgium$8.82 M
9Australia$8.69 M
10Hong Kong$6.52 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $472.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $133,582,598
2Los Angeles International Airport $51,912,882
3Port Miami $39,021,686
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $37,568,796
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $22,454,288
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $14,791,450
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $13,188,911
8Port of Virginia $13,020,292
9Port Laredo $12,015,699
10Port of Long Beach $11,285,465

U.S. exports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 23.22 percent through July to $472.5 million

U.S. exports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 23.22 percent from $383.47 million to $472.5 million through the first seven 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 289 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 327 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 July of this year 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 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.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $175,099,013
2Canada $100,787,237
3Haiti $33,679,645
4China $28,216,628
5Japan $24,295,647
6United Kingdom $14,514,546
7South Korea $12,652,760
8Belgium $8,820,879
9Australia $8,686,751
10Hong Kong $6,516,550

January – July 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 through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 14.78 percent compared to last year to $133.58 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 37.68 percent compared to last year to $51.91 million.
  • Port Miami rose 239.68 percent compared to last year to $39.02 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 0.56 percent compared to last year to $37.57 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 4.55 percent compared to last year to $22.45 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 $18.22 million, 11.61 percent, (37.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $8.03 million, 8.66 percent, (21.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Haiti increased $27.46 million, 441.77 percent, (7.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $23.23 million, 465.6 percent, (5.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $597,192, 2.4 percent, (5.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.63 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $362.08 million of the $472.5 million total.

All totaled, 60.22 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $284.54 million of the $472.5 million total