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

Imports: Clothing accessories

Clothing accessories, the No. 576 import by value totaled $51.9 million for the month of August, $221.3 million through August of 2019, and $357.54 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$163.3 M
2Italy$7.88 M
3Thailand$7.53 M
4Mexico$6.95 M
5Vietnam$3.79 M
6Canada$3.72 M
7Sri Lanka$3.2 M
8Indonesia$2.67 M
9Bangladesh$2.64 M
10Taiwan$2.43 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $221.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $86,599,288
2Port of Newark $26,310,843
3Port of Long Beach $19,455,632
4Port of Tacoma, Wash. $10,623,101
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $7,668,428
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,606,449
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,127,948
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,897,965
9Los Angeles International Airport $4,779,508
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $4,453,517

U.S. imports of Clothing accessories increased 14.57 percent through August to $221.3 million

U.S. imports of Clothing accessories increased 14.57 percent from $193.16 million to $221.3 million through the first eight 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 576 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 612 for the last full year with a total value of $357.54 million, a $17.29 million, 5.08 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $163,297,957
2Italy $7,880,127
3Thailand $7,529,615
4Mexico $6,947,305
5Vietnam $3,788,681
6Canada $3,715,110
7Sri Lanka $3,204,833
8Indonesia $2,666,609
9Bangladesh $2,643,255
10Taiwan $2,426,452

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $26,117,694
2New York City $12,945,061
3New Orleans $10,174,677
4Chicago $5,159,704
5Seattle $4,133,938
6Cleveland $3,042,717
7Atlanta/Savannah $2,981,991
8St. Louis $2,456,461
9Laredo $2,454,980
10El Paso $2,445,192

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 24.66 percent compared to last year to $86.6 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 9.16 percent compared to last year to $26.31 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 1 percent compared to last year to $19.46 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 2.72 percent compared to last year to $10.62 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 6.59 percent compared to last year to $7.67 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 increased $30.65 million, 23.1 percent, (73.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $373,430, 4.97 percent, (3.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand increased $58,359, 0.78 percent, (3.4 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $5.17 million, 42.65 percent, (3.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $862,208, 29.46 percent, (1.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.6 percent of all these Clothing accessories imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $189.44 million of the $221.3 million total.

All totaled, 68.08 percent of all these Clothing accessories imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $150.66 million of the $221.3 million total