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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Cotton, carded or combed

Cotton, carded or combed, the No. 1195 import by value totaled $195,118 for the month of October, $1.06 million through October of 2018, and $1.59 million for all of 2017, 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
1Mexico$814,471
2United Kingdom$131,272
3China$29,453
4Japan$22,610
5Canada$16,670
6Colombia$16,501
7Italy$12,840
8Switzerland$5,325
9Thailand$5,228
10Belgium$4,742
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U.S. imports of Cotton, carded or combed decreased 16.04 percent through October to $1.06 million

U.S. imports of Cotton, carded or combed decreased 16.04 percent from $1.27 million to $1.06 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1195 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1190 for the last full year with a total value of $1.59 million, a $145,916, 8.40 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 China, No. 4 India and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $814,471
2United Kingdom $131,272
3China $29,453
4Japan $22,610
5Canada $16,670
6Colombia $16,501
7Italy $12,840
8Switzerland $5,325
9Thailand $5,228
10Belgium $4,742

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $183,812
2Los Angeles $23,678
3Charleston $16,501
4Cleveland $10,000
5New Orleans $3,374
6New York City $1,209

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 9.96 percent compared to last year to $814,471.
  • Port of Newark rose 1658.86 percent compared to last year to $121,414.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 94.41 percent compared to last year to $39,954.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 66.2 percent compared to last year to $17,785.
  • Port of Charleston fell 79.3 percent compared to last year to $16,501.

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 Mexico decreased $90,112, 9.96 percent, (76.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $128,308, 4328.88 percent, (12.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $37,714, 56.15 percent, (2.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $18,797, 492.97 percent, (2.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $8,787, 111.47 percent, (1.57 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.29 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.01 million of the $1.06 million total.

All totaled, 94.88 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.01 million of the $1.06 million total