Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Clothing accessories

Clothing accessories, the No. 652 import by value totaled $22.61 million for the month of May, $89.77 million through May of 2020, and $367.09 million for all of 2019, 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$51.81 M
2Bangladesh$5.05 M
3Thailand$4.82 M
4Mexico$3.65 M
5Italy$3.38 M
6Vietnam$2.15 M
7Sri Lanka$2.06 M
8Myanmar (Burma)$1.99 M
9Indonesia$1.68 M
10India$1.37 M
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U.S. imports of Clothing accessories decreased 7.73 percent through May to $89.77 million

U.S. imports of Clothing accessories decreased 7.73 percent from $97.28 million to $89.77 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 652 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 663 for the last full year with a total value of $367.09 million, a $9.54 million, 2.67 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Bangladesh, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 1.89 percent compared to last year to $36.12 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 13.86 percent compared to last year to $8.05 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 35.89 percent compared to last year to $5.67 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 221.09 percent compared to last year to $5.64 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 3.06 percent compared to last year to $3.11 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. imports from No. 1 China decreased $14.23 million, 21.55 percent, (57.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Bangladesh increased $3.48 million, 221.08 percent, (5.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $485,791, 11.21 percent, (5.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $418,558, 10.28 percent, (4.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $430,763, 14.59 percent, (3.77 percent market share).

All totaled, 76.55 percent of all these Clothing accessories imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $68.71 million of the $89.77 million total.

All totaled, 65.27 percent of all these Clothing accessories imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $58.59 million of the $89.77 million total