Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Worn clothing, other worn textile articles

Worn clothing, other worn textile articles, the No. 318 export by value totaled $53.35 million for the month of December, $681.49 million in 2019, and $674.93 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
1Guatemala$95.21 M
2Chile$64.76 M
3Honduras$62.1 M
4Canada$52.37 M
5India$39.19 M
6Ukraine$36.66 M
7Nicaragua$26.16 M
8El Salvador$24.44 M
9Dominican Republic$24.1 M
10United Arab Emirates$22.31 M
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U.S. exports of Worn clothing, other worn textile articles increased 0.97 percent through December 2019 to $681.49 million

U.S. exports of Worn clothing, other worn textile articles increased 0.97 percent from $674.93 million to $681.49 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 318 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 319 for the last full year with a total value of $674.93 million, a $43.18 million, 6.84 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Honduras, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Guatemala, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Honduras and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Guatemala $95,206,099
2Chile $64,759,988
3Honduras $62,099,408
4Canada $52,374,668
5India $39,185,618
6Ukraine $36,662,822
7Nicaragua $26,160,557
8El Salvador $24,444,588
9Dominican Republic $24,099,789
10United Arab Emirates $22,305,959

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $45,124,292
2New York City $44,869,564
3Los Angeles $28,739,936
4Miami $17,499,168
5Philadelphia $14,529,320
6Seattle $8,829,091
7Detroit $8,108,950
8Atlanta/Savannah $7,405,193
9El Paso $6,304,520
10Buffalo $6,242,519

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 11.35 percent compared to last year to $108.87 million.
  • Port of New York rose 3.7 percent compared to last year to $91.69 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 0.74 percent compared to last year to $56.97 million.
  • Port Miami fell 6.33 percent compared to last year to $40.23 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 24.78 percent compared to last year to $35.34 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 Guatemala increased $7.75 million, 8.87 percent, (13.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Chile decreased $4.22 million, 6.12 percent, (9.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Honduras increased $5.6 million, 9.91 percent, (9.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $4.79 million, 8.38 percent, (7.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India increased $2.5 million, 6.81 percent, (5.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.02 percent of all these Worn clothing, other worn textile articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $313.63 million of the $681.49 million total.

All totaled, 48.88 percent of all these Worn clothing, other worn textile articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $333.09 million of the $681.49 million total