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

Imports: Cotton, carded or combed

Cotton, carded or combed, the No. 1194 import by value totaled $118,962 for the month of December, $1.43 million through December 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$1.09 M
2United Kingdom$133,508
3Colombia$95,697
4China$30,077
5Japan$24,883
6Canada$16,670
7Italy$12,840
8Peru$10,562
9Switzerland$5,325
10Thailand$5,228
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.43 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $1,087,778
2Port of Newark $121,414
3Port of Charleston $95,697
4Port of New Orleans $39,954
5Port of Long Beach $17,785
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $16,072
7Port of Los Angeles $14,528
8Los Angeles International Airport $12,136
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $11,280
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,097

U.S. imports of Cotton, carded or combed decreased 9.78 percent through December to $1.43 million

U.S. imports of Cotton, carded or combed decreased 9.78 percent from $1.59 million to $1.43 million in 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 1194 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1191 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Switzerland, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 China and No. 5 India. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,087,778
2United Kingdom $133,508
3Colombia $95,697
4China $30,077
5Japan $24,883
6Canada $16,670
7Italy $12,840
8Peru $10,562
9Switzerland $5,325
10Thailand $5,228

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $281,848
2Charleston $36,130
3Los Angeles $23,678
4Cleveland $11,297
5New Orleans $3,374
6New York City $1,209
7San Francisco $0
8Philadelphia $0
9Detroit $0
10Portland, Maine $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 2.32 percent compared to last year to $1.09 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1658.86 percent compared to last year to $121,414.
  • Port of Charleston fell 46.62 percent compared to last year to $95,697.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 39.24 percent compared to last year to $39,954.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 74.9 percent compared to last year to $17,785.

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 increased $24,677, 2.32 percent, (75.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom increased $121,230, 987.38 percent, (9.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Colombia decreased $20,612, 17.72 percent, (6.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $72,423, 70.66 percent, (2.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $19,893, 398.66 percent, (1.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.62 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.37 million of the $1.43 million total.

All totaled, 94.97 percent of all these Cotton, carded or combed imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.36 million of the $1.43 million total