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

Imports: Cotton yarn

Cotton yarn, the No. 884 import by value totaled $6.78 million for the month of August, $48.96 million through August of 2019, and $86.25 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
1South Korea$15.35 M
2Pakistan$12.61 M
3India$9.93 M
4Mexico$6.01 M
5El Salvador$827,419
6Italy$715,516
7Vietnam$507,695
8Egypt$423,729
9China$354,354
10France$303,914
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $48.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $17,745,243
2Port of Charleston $10,901,546
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,165,131
4Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $4,565,138
5Port of Long Beach $2,677,606
6Port of Newark $1,885,921
7Port Laredo $1,182,228
8Port of New Orleans $755,121
9Port of Virginia $288,746
10Port of New York $272,665

U.S. imports of Cotton yarn decreased 15.63 percent through August to $48.96 million

U.S. imports of Cotton yarn decreased 15.63 percent from $58.03 million to $48.96 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 884 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 867 for the last full year with a total value of $86.25 million, a $13.98 million, 19.34 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Pakistan, No. 3 India, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 El Salvador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 India, No. 4 Pakistan and No. 5 Egypt. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $15,345,233
2Pakistan $12,608,549
3India $9,931,769
4Mexico $6,011,714
5El Salvador $827,419
6Italy $715,516
7Vietnam $507,695
8Egypt $423,729
9China $354,354
10France $303,914

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $11,940,491
2Charleston $6,863,835
3Phoenix/Nogales $3,142,278
4Atlanta/Savannah $2,008,365
5Laredo $1,885,324
6New York City $904,281
7Chicago $228,364
8Cleveland $168,573
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $158,941
10Great Falls, Mont. $39,637

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 fell 13.13 percent compared to last year to $17.75 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 20.45 percent compared to last year to $10.9 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 210.18 percent compared to last year to $7.17 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 37.58 percent compared to last year to $4.57 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 48.78 percent compared to last year to $2.68 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 South Korea decreased $4.71 million, 23.47 percent, (31.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Pakistan increased $4.06 million, 47.53 percent, (25.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India decreased $1.79 million, 15.26 percent, (20.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $5.72 million, 48.78 percent, (12.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 El Salvador increased $359,208, 76.72 percent, (1.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.36 percent of all these Cotton yarn imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $44.72 million of the $48.96 million total.

All totaled, 87.94 percent of all these Cotton yarn imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $43.05 million of the $48.96 million total