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

Imports: Cotton yarn

Cotton yarn, the No. 885 import by value totaled $3.54 million for the month of May, $25.94 million through May of 2020, and $70.26 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
1Pakistan$8.41 M
2South Korea$7.12 M
3India$5.29 M
4Mexico$1.33 M
5El Salvador$881,702
6Egypt$477,441
7Indonesia$425,839
8Canada$246,180
9Italy$215,026
10China$207,919
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U.S. imports of Cotton yarn decreased 21.23 percent through May to $25.94 million

U.S. imports of Cotton yarn decreased 21.23 percent from $32.94 million to $25.94 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 885 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 866 for the last full year with a total value of $70.26 million, a $15.98 million, 18.53 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full 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 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port Laredo.

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 Charleston rose 2.63 percent compared to last year to $8.16 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 32.29 percent compared to last year to $8.06 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 14.24 percent compared to last year to $3.59 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 11.1 percent compared to last year to $2 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 72.96 percent compared to last year to $856,154.

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 Pakistan increased $350,898, 4.35 percent, (32.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $3.83 million, 35.02 percent, (27.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India decreased $1.43 million, 21.27 percent, (20.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $2.91 million, 68.61 percent, (5.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 El Salvador increased $458,726, 108.45 percent, (3.4 percent market share).

All totaled, 88.79 percent of all these Cotton yarn imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $23.04 million of the $25.94 million total.

All totaled, 87.37 percent of all these Cotton yarn imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $22.67 million of the $25.94 million total